Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tucson: PCC Center for the Arts - PCC Music Sax on a Piano 10/2


From: Carder, Carol []
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 8:57 AM
Subject: Press release: Pima Community College Center for the Arts - PCC Music Sax on a Piano 10/2


Center for the Arts

Carol Carder, marketing/pr director
2202 W. Anklam Rd., Tucson, AZ 85709
520-206-3062 <>
Mike Keepe, music faculty
520-721-1522 <>
September 5, 2011

Pima Community College Music presents The Rodriguez & Keepe Duo: Sax on a Piano
what: Rodriguez & Keepe Duo: Sax on a Piano
where: PCC Center for the Arts Recital Hall, West Campus, 2202 W. Anklam Rd.
when: Sunday, October 2 at 3 p.m.
tickets: $6 with discounts available
information: 520-206-6986, ,  
Pima Community College Music presents the faculty recital Rodriguez & Keepe Duo: Sax on a Piano featuring the Allen Rodriguez (piano) and Michael Keepe (saxophone) performing classical works from both the piano and saxophone solo and chamber repertoire. The recital highlights timeless transcriptions and original works including one written for Alolphe Sax, inventor of the saxophone. The program also includes Tchaikovsky's “Dumka” for solo piano, the world premiere of “Cut-outs” written for solo saxophone by British composer Graham Lynch, and the beautiful “Ave Maria” by Bach/Gonoud. This piece was recently featured on the local album Can We Get Together benefitting the victims of Tucson’s January 8 shootings. This recital is sure to resonate with audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Formed in 1992, the Rodriguez & Keepe Duo entertains audiences throughout the greater Tucson area with an elegant mix of classical and contemporary music. Each is an accomplished virtuoso.
Rodriguez, a native of Oklahoma, has resided in Tucson since 1977.  He began studying piano at age seven and trumpet at twelve. Rodriguez was granted a full music scholarship to attend Southwestern State College in Oklahoma, where he was a double major in piano performance and instrumental music education/trumpet with a minor in voice.  He completed his undergraduate degree at Centenary College in Louisiana.  He studied piano with Dr. Robert Reynolds, James Dick, Lita Guerra and Dame Lili Kraus. While pursuing a master’s degree at the University of Arizona he studied with Ozan Marsh and Billie Erlings.  
Keepe teaches saxophone and music industry at Pima College. He performs locally with The Rodriguez & Keepe Duo, Arizona Opera, Tucson Symphony and is the soprano chair and founding member of the Tucson based, and internationally acclaimed Presidio Saxophone Quartet. He is also the owner of MLKEEPE and Castle Keepe Publications specializing in the promotion of new concert saxophone repertoire. Keepe is currently pursuing a doctorate in saxophone performance with a minor in music business at the University of Arizona. He is a performing artist and clinician for the Selmer Company and can be heard on the Albany, AUR, Coseismic and Nostalgie recording labels.
Pima Community College Center for the Arts is located on the West Campus at 2202 West Anklam Road, Tucson (just west of downtown). For ticket information contact the box office at 206-6986,  or .  


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