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Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Shirantha Beddage, Saxophone (14 Oct. @ Liberty Theatre)
The Columbus Jazz Society is honored to present Shirantha Beddage, saxophone, October 14th.

Shirantha Beddage is an emerging talent who is swiftly making his mark as an accomplished multi-reed instrumentalist, pianist, composer, instructor and bandleader. Originally from Ontario, Canada, Mr. Beddage holds a Master's degree in Jazz Performance from William Paterson University in New Jersey, where he studied under baritone saxophonist Gary Smulyan. During his undergraduate studies at Toronto's Humber College, Shirantha studied with saxophonist Pat Labarbera. He received his Doctorate in Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, under the tutelage of Ramon Ricker, Harold Danko, Bill Dobbins and others. Shirantha's debut album, "Roots and Branches", is available worldwide through Jazz Excursion Records ( The Rochester release of the album was accompanied by a feature performance at the Rochester International Jazz Festival 2006.

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The concert begins at 6:00 pm and the jam session begins at 8:00. Musicians are invited to bring their instruments and sit in -- anything could happen!

EVENT: Columbus Jazz Society's October 14th concert and jam session
FEATURING: Shirantha Beddage, saxophone
TIME: 6:00-9:00 PM
DATE: October 14, 2007
STREET ADDRESS: The Liberty Theatre and Cultural Center, 813 8th Ave, Columbus, GA 31901
TICKET PRICES: $7 � Annual memberships are available at the door.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call the Liberty Theatre � 706/653-7566 or Corrine Cox � 706/587-7769


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