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Legendary Drummer Gregg Bissonette Performs with UNLV Jazz Oct. 21

Known as one of the most versatile drummers in the business, his experience includes big band, blues, rock, Latin, fusion, and more.

UNLV Jazz Ensemble I, directed by Dave Loeb and Nathan Tanouye will perform with legendary jazz drummer Gregg Bissonette, who recently returned from an international tour with Ringo Starr, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21, in Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall. Included in the performance will be selections made famous by the great drummer, Buddy Rich.  Assistant professor of music and DownBeat Magazine readers' poll winner Adam Schroeder will be featured on an original student composition by Jorge Machain. Student pianist Patrick Hogan will perform Bill Cunliffe's Grammy Award-winning arrangement of West Side Story in a tribute to Leonard Bernstein. Hogan is a member of the UNLV Honors Trio that recently performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival after winning the College Combo Division at the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival in the spring, competing among the top university groups in the nation. 

Tickets are $10. Discounts are available. CCSD and UNLV students are free with ID. Tickets are available through the PAC Box Office at or by calling 702-895-ARTS (2787).

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