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Larry Dwyer, Merrimans' Playhouse Jazz Performance Series

Howard Dukes, Merrimans' Playhouse Jazz Performance Series

April 10, 2008 Concert

Larry Dwyer

Larry Dwyer, a graduate of Notre Dame, is the Assistant Director of Bands, and Director of Jazz Studies at Notre Dame. Larry is also a trombone player and received Outstanding Bandsman (1966), trombone soloist all four years with the concert band, and twice named "Best Trombonist" at the Notre Dame Collegiate Jazz Festival. He is currently principal trombonist with the South Bend Symphony Pops Orchestra, and pianist with his own jazz trio. He has performed with such jazz greats as Thad Jones, Clark Terry, Sonny Stitt, and Sarah Vaughan. Among his jazz band compositions are a religious trilogy: The Old Beelzebub Blues, Lord Save the Sinner, and The Abha Kingdom. His orchestral arrangements of the music of Ellington, Basie, Goodman and others have been performed and recorded by the South Bend Symphony, Houston Pops, Utah Symphony, and Rochester Philharmonic. Prior to coming to Notre Dame, Mr. Dwyer taught band and jazz band in the South Bend public schools, and was director of jazz studies at Concordia University in Montreal.  

 

Howard Dukes

Howard is writer and poet. He is also a staff writer for the South Bend Tribune.
Contact information: 574-235-6369,
hdukes@sbtinfo.com

 


photos by David S. Hachen Jr.

Jim Krider, Larry Dwyer, Merrimans' Playhouse Jazz Performance Series

Jim Krider, Master of Ceremonies

Larry Dwyer, Merrimans' Playhouse Jazz Performance Series

Larry Dwyer, Stephen Merriman, Mary Merriman, Merrimans' Playhouse Jazz Performance Series

Larry Dwyer, Merrimans' Playhouse Jazz Performance Series

Larry Dwyer, Merrimans' Playhouse Jazz Performance SeriesLarry Dwyer, Merrimans' Playhouse Jazz Performance Series

Larry Dwyer, Merrimans' Playhouse Jazz Performance Series

Howard Dukes, Merrimans' Playhouse Jazz Performance Series

Larry Dwyer, Merrimans' Playhouse Jazz Performance Series

Mary Merriman, Merrimans' Playhouse Jazz Performance Series

Larry Dwyer, Merrimans' Playhouse Jazz Performance Series

Stephen Merriman, Merrimans' Playhouse Jazz Performance Series

Stephen Merriman, Merrimans' Playhouse Jazz Performance Series

Mary Merriman (Andrzejewski) on bass, and Stephen Merriman on drums, Merrimans' Playhouse Jazz Performance Series

Stephen Merriman, drums, Merrimans' Playhouse Jazz Performance Series

Stephen Merriman, drums, Merrimans' Playhouse Jazz Performance Series

Mary Merriman and Larry Dwyer, Merrimans' Playhouse Jazz Performance Series

Larry Dwyer, Stephen Merriman, Mary Merriman, Merrimans' Playhouse Jazz Performance Series

photos by David S. Hachen Jr.


This concert sponsored by David Banga, SBCRC (printing) and Merrimans' Complete Piano Service.
Executive Producer Robert Easley
Partnering with Century Center

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