Wake Forest to Host Windham Hill Concert

Three groups who record on the Windham Hill label will perform a holiday program of music at the Winter Solstice Concert Thursday, Nov. 7.

Tuck & Patti, a San Francisco-based vocal/guitar duo; The Turtle Island String Quartet, a jazz string quartet; and pianist Philip Aaberg will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Wait Chapel.

The Winter Solstice Concerts were created as a result of the success of five Windham Hill recordings titled “A Winter’s Solstice” Volumes I, II, III, IV, and V.

Tuck & Patti present a blend of jazz and pop that includes cover tunes and original songs. Tuck Andress studied classical guitar at Stanford University and teamed up with classically trained vocalist Patti Cathcart 16 years ago. They have recorded three albums for the Windham Hill Jazz label.

The Turtle Island String Quartet is a jazz string quartet also influenced by blues, pop, bluegrass and other musical traditions. The four-member group has released seven recordings and a motion picture soundtrack on the Windham Hill Jazz label. Their repertoire ranges from Dizzy Gillespie to Robert Johnson’s classic delta blues. They also perform original compositions.

Pianist Philip Aaberg has made five Windham Hill recordings. After years of classical performance and rock & roll tours, Aaberg became a solo pianist. He has toured with Peter Gabriel, John Hiatt, and Doobie Brother Tom Johnston. Aaberg also has been a guest performer on albums by country artists Juice Newton, Vince Gill and Kenny Rogers. In 1995, he was awarded the prestigious Governor’s Award for the Arts in his home state of Montana.

The concert is sponsored by the Wake Forest University Student Union. Tickets are $22.50 and $17.50 and are available from Ticketmaster at 722-6400. For information, call 759-4869.

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