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Paul Hanson with the Clovis HS Jazz Ensembles, and The Experience

Wednesday October 22, 2014
Paul Shaghoian Concert Hall

7:00 p.m. - $8.00 general; $5.00 students


Jazz bassoonist Paul Hanson (Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Wayne Shorter, Medeski Martin & Wood, Bob Weir’s RATDOG) will be the special guest artist with the Clovis High School Jazz Ensembles "A" & "B" and the Clark Intermediate Jazz Band (directed by Les Nunes) with very special guests, "The Experience."

Paul Hanson’s musical journey is a testament of fearless dedication to craft and creativity. Over the last 20 years, Paul has rewritten the rulebook and set new standards for what is possible on this most classical of woodwind instruments. As one reviewer puts it, “But he simply transcends technique to a point where the listener no longer has in mind that it’s a BASSOON that he’s playing.” His explorations have transcended limitations and created new possibilities-all while making music of the highest quality. Paul’s repertoire encompasses musical aspects of all modern styles of improvised music. From his roots as an award-winning classical bassoonist and jazz saxophonist - Paul has sought to expand the lexicon of the bassoon while creating a unique musical voice.