Ben Dockery Jazz Trio Concert Friday
The TWU Library welcomes the Ben Dockery Trio, Friday, the latest in the Lawrence Concert Series hosted at the Merner Pfeiffer Library. The free concert will begin at 6pm.
The Merner Pfeiffer Library is located near the center of campus, close to the intersection of Coach Farmer Dr and White St. Visitors can park in the main parking lot on White Street.
The Ben Dockery Trio is a group of accomplished jazz musicians and instructors, playing primarily original works by the group’s leader and TWU music professor, Dr. Ben Dockery.
Dr. Dockery, piano, is an Assistant Professor of Music at Tennessee Wesleyan, where he teaches courses related to music theory, orchestration & arranging, and applied piano. Dr. Dockery has published more than 2,500 compositions and arrangements for various instrumentation. He has performed on numerous recordings with noted musicians such as Phil Woods, the DePaul Big Band, the late Zim Ngquwana, the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra, and other notable jazz musicians.
Drummer Keith Brown is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Tennessee, where in addition to teaching applied drum set, he is the Director of Jazz Bands and coordinator of small Jazz Ensembles. He is an active performer playing regularly with several groups including the trio Boling, Brown, & Holloway, and the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra where he has performed with numerous accomplished jazz musicians.
Bass player Rusty Holloway was bass professor in classical and jazz at the
University of Tennessee from 1979 until 2014, where he chaired the University’s strings program and conducted the University of Tennessee Orchestra for 15 years each. He was a founding member of the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra and has played with many jazz and R&B greats, such as Fats Domino and Woody Herman.
Friday’s concert is the third in the Lawrence Concert Series presented at the TWU library. Admission is free, and complimentary coffee and refreshments will be available.