Denison's Beck Lecture Series Welcomes Premier Jazz Guitarist Jack Wilkins
Posted: September 21, 2007 / Last Updated: September 22, 2007
Jack Wilkins, one of the world's premier jazz guitarists and music educators, will perform at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday (Oct. 3) in The Roost, Slayter Hall (200 Ridge Road), at Denison University. The free and open to the public concert is part of a three-day event sponsored by the Creative Writing Program's Harriet Ewens Beck Fund Visiting Writers Series. During his visit Wilkins also will teach classes for Denison students.
In a separate event, Wilkins also will perform at Denison's 11th Annual Jazz Guitar Festival on at 7:30 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 6) and 4 p.m. on Sunday (Oct. 7) in Burke Recital Hall.
The Beck Series was endowed in memory of Harriet Ewens Beck to bring outstanding writers to the Denison campus. The series has hosted such writers as Eudora Welty, Alice Walker, Tom Stoppard and W.S. Merwin. Under the sponsorship fund each year 10 to 12 writers read from their works or perform and participate in master classes.
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CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- Denison Beck Lecture Series presents concert by premier jazz guitarist Jack Wilkins; 12:30 p.m., Wednesday (Oct. 3), The Roost, Slayter Hall (200 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. To confirm, call (740) 587-6616.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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