Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Drummer and vibraphonist Chuck Redd has had a long and distinguished career working with some of the legends of jazz including Charlie Byrd, Bill Potts, Mel Torme, and Barney Kessel. Born and raised in the DC area, Redd has been a fixture on the Washington jazz scene for decades, playing for 15 years with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra as well as teaching at the University of Maryland. He will speak about his background and experiences, his current projects, and about his upcoming participation in a tribute to Felix Grant at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on February 20, 2014. Recital Hall (Performing Arts Bldg. 46-West).