Next week, Union College will host a jazz trio as the first of many arts and cultural events for the year.
The Boling, Brown and Holloway trio will perform on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rector Little Theatre. The concert is free and open to the public.
Mark Boling, bandleader and guitarist of the trio, is a renowned jazz guitarist, teacher, composer and author. He is an associate professor of music and coordinator of the jazz program at the University of Tennessee School of Music. Drummer Keith Brown and bassist Rusty Holloway complete the trio.
The group began performing together during the 1980s and has traveled together putting on shows since. Some of their most notable performances include appearing at jazz festivals in California and Japan, as well as at colleges and universities all across the U.S.
They recently released a new album called “Trio Life,” which features original music by Boling along with wider known jazz songs and covers. According to their website, it reflects the type of music that the trio has become known for.
“Over the years the Boling, Brown and Holloway trio has honed a repertoire of original music and standards,” said the site. “This eclectic mix has been slowly distilled in their hometown of Knoxville, Tenn. to produce a sound described in the press as ‘honest,’ polished,’ and ‘explorative.’”