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ASU hosts Jazz Vocalist Mark Murphy during Jazz Week 2008

Six-time Grammy® nominee and Downbeat reader’s poll winner vocalist Mark Murphy.

Photo by Marc Pokempner

March 13, 2008

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Six-time Grammy® nominee and Downbeat reader’s poll winner vocalist Mark Murphy joins the ASU Jazz Ensembles and Faculty March 26 and the ASU Concert Jazz Band March 27 as part of ASU Herberger College Jazz Week, March 24-27, 2008.

A tradition for more than two decades, Herberger College Jazz Week has been presented every spring by the Jazz Studies program. The week is filled with concerts and master classes. This year special guest vocalist Mark Murphy is included in the mix.

“Mark Murphy is a consummate storyteller who, with his voice, redraws the boundaries of human expression in every performance. He is incredible.” says Mike Kocour, director of Jazz Studies in the ASU Herberger College School of Music.

Murphy performs March 26-27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Evelyn Smith Music Theatre in the School of Music building, 40 E. Gammage Pkwy., on the ASU Tempe campus. Tickets are $7-$18 and available at or through the Herberger College box office, 480.965.6447.

Be sure not to miss other FREE Jazz Week 2008 concerts. Call 480.965.TUNE or visit for additional information.

KJZZ 91.5-FM, is the Valley’s exclusive home for Classic jazz and NPR news. A listener-supported, nonprofit public radio station, KJZZ is pleased to serve as a media partner for Jazz Week at the ASU Herberger College School of Music. Tune in at 8 for jazz at night on KJZZ 91.5-FM.

The School of Music in the Herberger College of the Arts at Arizona State University is ranked 19th in the country and eighth among public institutions by U.S.News & World Report. More than 100 music faculty artists and scholars work with approximately 800 music majors each year in research, performance and scholarly activities. It presents approximately 700 concerts and recitals each year. To learn more about the School of Music, visit

Media Contact:
Catherine Bickell
School of Music, Media Liaison