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Release: Sept. 27, 2002
STEVE GRISMORE JAZZ TRIO WILL PLAY AT UI MUSEUM OF ART OCT. 11
The Steve Grismore Trio, a jazz combo from the University of Iowa School
of Music, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 in the University of Iowa
Museum of Art. Admission is free to the museum and to the performance.
In addition to guitarist Grismore, the trio includes drummer Jim Dreier and
bassist Jay Foote. Grismore and Dreier are adjunct faculty in the jazz area
of the UI School of Music, where Foote is a graduate student.
Currently an adjunct faculty member, Grismore was director of jazz studies
at the UI 1990-93. He has also taught at Augustana College, Coe College, Cornell
College, Central College and Iowa Wesleyan. He is a co-founder of the Iowa
City Jazz Festival and has been musical director of the festival for the past
Grismore has performed at clubs and jazz festivals around the country, including
the West Virginia Wine and Jazz Festival, the Madison Jazz Festival, the Peoria
Jazz Festival and the Tall Corn Jazz Festival. He has played with many well
known jazz artists, including Paul Smoker, Charlie Haden, Bobby Shew, Matt
Wilson and Tim Hagans. He has been apart of several prominent local groups
including OddBar, Happy House, the Often Ensemble, the Orquesta de Jazz y
Salsa Alto Maiz and the Grismore/Sizemore Band. He has traveled to Europe
with the Orquesta Alto Maiz for performances at the Montreux and North Sea
Dreier is an instructor in the UI jazz studies program where he coaches small
jazz ensembles and assists with the large format jazz groups. He teaches drumset
and world percussion, and is founder and director of the Afro Cuban Drum Ensemble.
As a member of the Orchestra de Alto Maiz he has performed throughout the
Midwest and in Europe. He has studied percussion and drumming in Brazil and
Cuba and has written articles for Percussive Notes.
The School of Music is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
The UI Museum of Art is located on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City. Admission
is free. Public metered parking is available in UI parking lots west and north
of the museum.
For information on the UI Museum of Art, visit < http://www.uiowa.edu/uima
> on the World Wide Web. Information is available on other UI arts events
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