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Faculty Concert To Feature Pianist Dan Waddell

College of the Desert’s first faculty concert of the 2017-2018 “Jazz at the Pollock” season will feature pianist and composer Dan Waddell.

Photo of Dan Waddell, pianistWaddell (right) will perform a set of jazz standards and original compositions at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, in the Pollock Theatre on the Palm Desert CampusAdmission is free with a suggested donation of $5 for students, $10 for public.

Dan Waddell is a musician of many talents and with an extensive musical repertoire. He is equally proficient playing the classics, show tunes, and jazz standards. He has taught at COD for 27 years. Dan holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Arizona where he taught piano after receiving his degree. Prior to moving to the Coachella Valley, he was Music Director for Holland America and Sitmar (now Princess) cruise lines and concert pianist for Seaborn cruise lines. He will be joined by Professor of Music, Anthony Fesmire, D.A., on guitar; Larry Holloway on bass; and Mike McKinley on drums.

Each season, the “Jazz at the Pollock” series will present faculty, student and guest artist concerts that take advantage of the intimacy of the college’s Pollock Theatre and showcase the Jazz Studies program at College of the Desert.

Mark your calendars now for future “Jazz at the Pollock” concerts scheduled for December 6, featuring the Jazz Combo students directed by Fesmire, and February 28, featuring bassist and composer Lorin Cohen.