Thursday, July 11th, 7pm — 9pm

15th Annual Jazz under the Stars

Steve Howland Trio, featuring Nate Omdal and Adam Kessler

Stephen Howland is a diverse composer and performer in jazz, classical, flamenco, and popular idioms. He has been a concert artist and clinician at music festivals, colleges, and guitar societies throughout the Western States. He has been featured on recordings as a guitar soloist with big band, classical and early music chamber musicians, and has written and been a studio guitarist for independent artists and bands. Dr. Howland teaches jazz and classical guitar at PLU and co-directs the PLU Guitar Festival. The Stephen Howland Trio features Nate Omdal on upright bass, and Adam Kessler on drums, playing standards and originals that reflect broad influences and interests. The trio is a wonderful melding of outstanding and distinct talents. Nate is an in-demand musician, busy as a bassist and with scoring and arranging work. He is a quintessential jazz artist, always deeply engaged in the moment and breathing life into the music. Adam is an active teacher and performer, playing a wide variety of drum set and percussion musical genres including jazz, Brazilian, reggae, middle eastern, funk, rock, blues, and klezmer. Together, each musician enhances the other and helps create music alive and new.

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Contact Info
Pacific Lutheran University at Mary Baker Russell Amphitheatre
12180 Park Avenue S.
Tacoma, WA, 98447
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Free, Jazz, Music