University of Miami
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Miami, FL 33124
6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 2013
On Campus | Alumni
Saturday, March 30, 2013, 6:30pm
Deauville Jazz Club, Deauville Beach Resort, 6701 Collins Ave, Miami BeachBenefit for William F. Lee III Music Scholarship
Private Event * Cocktails & Dinner * Photography Exhibit by Daniel AzoulayShelly Berg, piano, co-host
Will Lee, bass, co-host
Steve Gadd, drums
Brian Lynch, trumpet
Joe Locke, vibesChuck Loeb, guitarEric Marienthal, saxophoneAnd other special guest artists to be announced!
Grammy-nominated Dean Shelly Berg and Frost School alumnus Will Lee (longstanding house bassist for CBS's Late Show with David Letterman) are hosting a high energy benefit with legendary drummer Steve Gadd, Grammy-winning trumpeter Brian Lynch, and New York vibe player Joe Locke that they've dubbed "Birdhouse" in honor the legendary bebop saxophonist Charlie Parker ("Bird") and Will Lee's father, the late Dr. "Bill" Lee, a pianist and former dean of music at UM from 1964-1982 who played in his youth with Charlie Parker. Proceeds from this concert will benefit a new William F. Lee III Music Scholarship at the Frost School of Music. Reserve your seating today for an exclusive event reminiscent of the 1940s when New York City's 52nd Street was buzzing with high-energy jazz on every corner at such clubs as Minton's, 3 Deuces, Club Carousel, The Famous Door and more. Enjoy a private reception with old-school cocktails, a jazz photography exhibit by Daniel Azoulay, and comfortable night club seating while today's hottest jazz artists rom through their favorite bebop anthems such as "Confirmation," "Orthinology," "Anthropology" and "Donna Lee." Enjoy the spirited camaraderie and in-the-moment exuberance of bebop at its best, and get your photograph taken with the artists by famed jazz photographer Daniel Azoulay!In addition to an impactful tenure at UM, Dean Bill Lee was a renowned jazz educator who co-founded the International Association for Jazz Education and, like Dean Shelly Berg, served as one of its past presidents. Catch the excitement?join us for Birdhouse!Event seating is limited and begins at $350 per person. Includes cocktails, buffet dinner and validated parking.