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Date Released: 9/27/2006

The brass trio B3+ will perform an exciting mix of Bartok, Pastorius, Schubert, Bach, early classical music, jazz standards, free jazz, original music, and interpretations of pop tunes and Welsh hymns Thursday, October 5 at 7:30 PM in the Recital Hall of the Music Building at Purchase College. 

B3+, featuring Purchase College Music Professor John Clark, will play music for brass like you have never heard, seen or experienced before. The concert, "New Music for Brass Trio," is free and open to the public.

Purchase College is located at 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY.

B3+ features Clark on French horn, Franz Hackl on trumpet and Dave Taylor on bass trombone.

Horn player and composer John Clark has performed all over the world with a diversity of musicians. He has worked with Frank Sinatra, Isaac Hayes, Billy Joel, B.B. King, the Paul Winter Consort, Linda Ronstadt, Joe Lovano, LL Cool J, the New York City Ballet Orchestra, Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Aspen Wind Quintet, McCoy Tyner, Gil Evans and Carla Bley, among others. He has appeared with both the Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center Jazz Bands. He also has extensive credits to his name in both television and commercial work. 

Trombonist Dave Taylor began his career as a member of Leopold Stokowski's American Symphony Orchestra and appeared with the New York Philharmonic under Pierre Boulez. He also was a member of the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Jazz Band, and recorded with Duke Ellington (The New Orleans Suite), the Rolling Stones, and Blood, Sweat and Tears. He has recorded four solo albums and presented recitals throughout the world. He has appeared and recorded with Yo Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Wynton Marsalis, Barbara Streisand, Miles Davis, Quincy Jones, Frank Sinatra and Aretha Franklin. He has won the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Most Valuable Player Award for five consecutive years. In 1998, he performed on four Grammy-nominated recordings: The J.J. Johnson Big Band, Dave Grusin's West Side Story, the George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band and the Randy Brecker Band, the last two winning their category.

Austrian-born trumpeter Franz Hackl began touring internationally at the age of 11. After frequent collaborations with leading international jazz artists, he focused more on composition and leading his own projects. These have included works for full orchestra, diverse chamber groups, choral works and multi-media events. He wrote the original music for the launch of the United Nations event "Year of the Mountains" and the opening of the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York City. He has also created music for film and advertising.