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Saxophonist Bob Bowlby to Perform in Winter Jazz Concert, Dec. 10  

The RIC Concert Jazz Band, conducted by Joseph Foley, will feature saxophonist Bob Bowlby in the annual Winter Jazz Concert on Monday, Dec. 10, at 8 p.m. in the Nazarian Center’s Sapinsley Hall. Bowlby will perform a solo of “St. Louis Blues” by W.C. Handy and “Doxy” by Sonny Rollins.


Bob Bowlby

Joseph Foley

Bowlby began his music career at age 11, as a member of his father’s jazz band. He has studied with saxophone greats Joe Viola and George Garzone at the Berklee College of Music and spent several years touring worldwide with the Tommy Dorsey and Artie Shaw Orchestras.

In 1984 he joined Buddy Rich and remained with the band as lead alto and featured soloist until Rich’s death in 1987. He remains a sought-after musician, having performed with a wide variety of musical groups, including the Boston Pops, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Ben Vereen and Aretha Franklin.

Conductor Joseph Foley is an associate professor of music at Rhode Island College, principal trumpet of the Rhode Island Philharmonic and frequent guest performer with the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops.

General admission is $10; seniors and non-RIC students, $5; and RIC students, faculty, staff and children under 12, free. For more information, call (401) 456-8144.