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April 17, 2015

Guest Guitarist to perform with SVSU Jazz Ensemble

Guitarist Edmond Smith will join with the Saginaw Valley State University jazz ensemble for a concert Thursday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. in SVSU’s Rhea Miller Recital Hall.

Selections to be performed include “Lost in the Shuffle,” “Groove Merchant” and “A Good Time was Had by All.”  The jazz ensemble is directed by Jeff Hall, SVSU jazz-artist-in-residence; he will play the saxophone for a few numbers with the ensemble, which includes nearly 20 students.

Known as a jack-of-all-trades guitar player, Smith has performed with a number of local bands, as well as national acts such as R&B great Bettye Lavette, pop artist El DeBarge and jazz greats George Brown and Melvin Rhyne. He completed a bachelor’s degree in music education at Aquinas College.

The concert is open to the public; admission is free of charge. For more information, visit or call 989-964-4159.