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Dan Taylor on the fine arts scene.

SSU announces Diane Schuur concert in April

Sonoma State University has announced its spring concert series, including a performance by jazz singer Diane Schuur. Backed by the USAF Commanders Jazz Ensemble, Schuur will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 13 in the Green Music Center’s Weill Hall on the Rohnert Park campus. The concert is free, but tickets will be required. Those tickets are available at (707) 664-2353 or http:/www.sonoma.edu/music/performances. The season also includes the Baker’s Dozen Subscription Series of 13 concerts, opening Feb. 4 with the Navarro… Read More »

Famed bronze sculpture installed at Green Music Center

Sonoma State University’s outdoor art collection got a boost today (Thursday, Aug. 23) with the installation of the late Berkeley sculptor Stephen De Staebler’s “Winged Figure Ascending, 2011” near the new Green Music Center box office. The bronze statue is on loan to SSU from the artist’s estate for the next two years. Other pieces on campus include “Bar Note Bench,” by Sonoma Mountain sculptor Robert Ellison, which stands just outside the center’s education wing. It was donated by Jean… Read More »

Matt Slocum’s jazz trio plays Sonoma State

Emerging jazz artist Matt Slocum will lead his trio in a live concert Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Sonoma State University. Presented by the SSU Jazz Forum, the concert starts at 1 p.m. in the music education hall, next to Green Music Center on the Rohnert Park campus. The 29-year-old drummer and composer’s new album, “After the Storm,” was released Oct. 11 on Chandra Records. The trio’s current tour began Oct. 13 in Los Angeles and ends Nov. 17 in Kitano,… Read More »