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Joel Frahm Trio in concert Sept. 8

Frahm, pictured third from left, performs at the Vail Jazz Festival.

The Furman Department of Music will present a concert featuring the Joel Frahm Trio Friday, Sept. 8 at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on campus.

Presented by the Department of Music and Jazz Studies, with support from the Furman Student Government Association, the performance is open to the public. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students. The concert is free for Furman students with ID.

Described as a “post-bop tenor saxophonist with a deft and assertive command” by The New York Times, Frahm is a regular on the New York City club circuit. He has appeared alongside musicians such as Brad Mehldau, Bill Charlap and Matt Wilson, and has recorded with Diane Schuur, Kurt Elling, Jane Monheit and other top jazz artists. Fans know him for his big tenor sound, which is characterized as fluid, inventive and filled with passion, and Downbeat Magazine’s critics’ poll has named him a rising star.

Frahm has appeared on seven recordings as a leader, including the critically-acclaimed Don’t Explain, a duo with pianist Brad Mehldau. He also can be heard on dozens of other recordings as a sideman.

In addition to his performing schedule, Joel has conducted jazz clinics at colleges and universities in the United States, Europe and Israel. Frahm holds a bachelor’s in jazz performance from the Manhattan School of Music.

For more information, contact the Department of Music at 864-294-2086, or email the department at

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