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Travis Linville Trio Opens Sunday Jazz Concert Series
By Tourism Industry Partner
Contact: Rick Fry
NORMAN - The Sunday Night Jazz Concert series opens this month with a much anticipated performance from a trio led by local guitar hero, Travis Linville. The trio will perform Sunday, November 14 at 7:30pm at the Historic Santa Fe Depot, located at 200 S. Jones in Norman.
The trio, led by Travis Linville, will play two sets of classic jazz with swing, featuring Ryan Jones on piano and Lex Keim on drums.
Most folks know Linville through his skillful and erudite singer/songwriter mode, or as a guitar soloist sitting in with local and regional bands passing through Oklahoma. However, this show promises to highlight his considerable jazz chops. In addition to his Chet Atkins style guitar soloing (with echoes of Mark Knoppfler and Jerry Reed), he also sings original jazz songs and others from the great American Songbook.
'Classic Jazz has a lot to do with who I am musically,' said Linville. 'I'm thrilled about the opportunity to stretch out on some tunes in a great setting. This will be something different for fans who come out regularly to hear me do songwriter material.'
Years of paying dues as an underage guitar slinger paid off when Linville formed the Burtschi Brothers in 2000. The hop, alt country, jazz/jam quartet quickly became an Oklahoma favorite and put Travis on the map among Oklahoma's finest guitar players.
When he's not performing, Travis is producing records at his DirtyBird recording studio in Norman, OK, or sharing his knowledge and experience with students at ACM@UCO and McMichael Music.
PAS office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 8 am to 2 pm. Sunday Night Jazz Concerts are made possible by grants from the Oklahoma Arts Council, as well as the generous support of many local businesses, organizations and individuals.
For more information about Sunday Night Jazz Concerts or other PAS programs, visit http://thepas.org or call 307-9320.