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Furman Jazz Combos present concert Dec. 8

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Jazz guitarist and faculty member Matt Dingledine

The Furman Jazz Combos will present a concert Sunday, Dec. 8, at 8 p.m. in Daniel Recital Hall on campus.

Presented by the Furman Department of Music, the concert is free and open to the public.

Furman music faculty member Matt Dingledine will lead student combos in music written for small jazz ensemble.

The groups will perform music by Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock and selections from the Great American Songbook. Each selection features student solos, most of them also arranged by students.

For more information, contact the Furman Department of Music at 864- 294-2086, and FurmanMusic@furman.edu.

About Matt Dingledine
Matt Dingledine is an active composer, teacher and guitarist in Greenville, South Carolina. He is the owner of Watson Wood Music where he has taught lessons for guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, lap steel and music theory since 2006. He is Director of Operations, board member, and co-founder of the Greenville Jazz Collective, voted Best Jazz Band of the Upstate by the readers of The Greenville News (2017, 2018). He is a member of the Latin-pop group Phat Lip, and has played with Jason Marsalis, Bob Moses, Jeff Sipe, the Greenville Symphony Orchestra, Spartanburg Philharmonic, the Brevard Music Center Orchestra, and for many touring Broadway companies including for “Chicago,” and “9 to 5 the Musical,” “Anything Goes,” “Motown the Musical” and others.

As an advocate and volunteer for music education and jazz, Dingledine has led the education committee for the Greenville Jazz Collective and the JazzEd Ensemble, which has performed over 50 school visits since 2014 for tens of thousands of Upstate students. Dingledine is a graduate of the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami.

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