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ROANOKE COLLEGE TO HOST JAZZ GUITARIST KURT ROSENWINKEL

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SALEM, Va.- Kurt Rosenwinkel, acclaimed guitarist, will perform at Roanoke College's Olin Theater on Saturday, April 28 at 8 p.m. as part of the college's Performing Arts Series. For tickets and information, please contact the Olin Box Office at (540) 375-2333 Monday through Friday from 1-4 p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults/$15 for students and seniors.

Following a string of three acclaimed recordings for Verve Records that firmly established him as one of the most strikingly original new voices in jazz as both guitarist and composer (2000's The Enemies of Energy, 2001's The Next Step and 2003's Heartcore), Rosenwinkel returns with an all-star outing that is perhaps his most luminous and accessible to date. Joined by his high-profile colleagues Brad Mehldau on piano and Joshua Redman on tenor sax, along with Larry Grenadier on bass and either Ali Jackson or longtime associate Jeff Ballard on drums, Rosenwinkel plumbs the depths of emotion and lyricism on his latest work, Deep Song.

Roanoke College, the country's second oldest Lutheran-related college, is an independent, co-educational, four-year liberal arts college. Roanoke is one of just 270 colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review names Roanoke as one of the "best in the Southeast." Roanoke's 1,900 students represent 41 states across the U.S. and 25 foreign countries.

For additional information, call the Roanoke College Public Relations Office at (540) 375-2282.