A Tribute to Joe Negri Will Help Support Endowed Scholarship
Duquesne University and the Mary Pappert School of Music will celebrate the career of Pittsburgh icon and guitar faculty member Joe Negri with a special event that will support the Joe Negri Jazz Guitar Endowed Scholarship.
A Tribute to Joe Negri will include a cocktail reception, dinner and a performance by Negri and many of his friends and local jazz musicians. Performers include Max Leake, Tony De Paolis and Tom Wendt (members of the Joe Negri Trio), Mike Tomaro, Maureen Budway, Sean Jones and Joe Dallas. In addition, some of Negri's students are expected to perform at the tribute.
"I'm deeply honored and very excited to see this scholarship become a reality," Negri noted on his website, www.joenegri.com.
When: Friday, April 26
6 p.m., cocktail reception
7 p.m., dinner
Where: Power Center Ballroom, Power Center Ballroom, Forbes Ave. at Chatham Sq., Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.
Information: Cost is $100 per person. Donations can also be made by visiting www.myduquesne.duq.edu/negritribute. Call 412.396.5131 for more information.
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