To call the talented alumni of DU's Lamont School of Music merely "distinguished" seems conservative at times. And that's a fine reason to make tracks for tonight's Lamont Distinguished Alumni Series concert, particularly if you're a fan of well-played jazz and don't often get to hear it performed with the clarity afforded in a more formal chamber situation. Trombonist Mark Patterson, a member of the acclaimed local sextet Convergence, who's made a name for himself on the East coast, will have his evening in the limelight at the Hamilton Recital Hall, Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 E. Iliff Avenue, with more-than-apt help from guitarist Dale Bruning, trumpet man Ron Miles, bassist Kent McLagen and drummer Paul Romaine, his Convergence cohort.
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You couldn't ask for a better lineup in these parts, and the price is right. The $16-to-$18 admission charge also includes a performance by fellow alumnus, classical bassoonist Carl Raph. Call 303-871-6412 for tickets, or go to the Lamont website for details.
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