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Jim Buennig + Damani Phillips

January 19 @ 7:00 pm

Event info via Mill website

Dr. Damani Phillips is a native of Pontiac, MI, where he began playing saxophone at the age of 10. He currently serves as Associate Professor of Jazz Studies and African-American Studies at the University of Iowa, where he teaches applied jazz saxophone, directs jazz combos and teaches courses in African-American music, African-American Culture, jazz education and improvisation. An active performer, pedagogue and composer, Phillips has taught and performed throughout the United States, Europe, Africa and Asia. As a performer, Phillips has shared the stage with artists/groups such as Lewis Nash, Christian McBride, Terrence Blanchard, Wycliffe Gordon, Bobby McFerrin, and many others. His latest recording project “Duality” (2015) is a double album featuring a unique synergy between straight-ahead jazz and hip hop music.

A native of Geneseo, Illinois, Jim Buennig is a saxophonist, educator, composer, and recording artist based in Austin, TX specializing in a range of musical styles with his main focus being jazz. Buennig and his groups play extensively throughout Texas and the midwest and have made appearances at the Iowa City Jazz Festival and the Bix Beiderbecke Jazz Festival. Buennig has also performed with the Steve Hawk Jazz Orchestra, New Original Works Jazz Orchestra, Johnny Fury, Johnson County Landmark, Western Illinois University Jazz Studio Orchestra, the Peoria Heritage Ensemble, and numerous cover bands throughout Texas, Iowa, and Illinois, including a performance at Summer Camp Music Festival (Chillicothe, IL). Jim’s major influences include Joe Henderson, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Kenny Garrett, Vincent Herring, Cannonball Adderley, Wayne Shorter, and Tom Harrell.

Time: 7:00pm.

Admission: $7 or $5 Student (w/ ID)

Age restrictions: 19+ After 10 pm.


January 19
7:00 pm
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Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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