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New York Group to Headline 'An Evening of Jazz' at Hartnell College

February 12th, 2006

Guaranteed Swahili - a New York-based jazz group - will headline "An Evening of Jazz" program at Hartnell College on Friday, Feb. 24.

The program will begin at 7 p.m. on the main stage of the Performing Arts Facility (PAF).

Also performing will be the Hartnell Jazz Band, saxophonist Pat Spears Casion of Marina, vocalist Charmaigne Scott of Seaside, and the Antique Moving Co., a local dance troupe.

Tickets, priced at $10 general admission and $5 for students, will be available at the door. They also are available at the cashier's office in the Classroom/Admission Building (CAB).

Guaranteed Swahili has attracted ever-increasing media attention since its founding in 1995 and has produced three CDs. The band's instrumentation consists of alto saxophone, tenor (and soprano) saxophone, bass and drums - producing a sound that ranges from the lyrical and melodic to the experimental and abstract. The band is influenced by jazz greats such as Thelonious Monk and Ornette Coleman, while also incorporating 20th century classical music, world music, hip-hop, rock and funk.

The band takes it name from a Boston language school advertisement that promised to teach anyone to speak Swahili in six weeks. The concert is sponsored by the Associated Student of Hartnell College.

For more information on the jazz concert, call (81) 755-6825.