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Former Hannibal resident returns home for jazz concert

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Posted: Jul. 21, 2019 12:01 am Updated: Jul. 21, 2019 12:59 am

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Hannibal Arts Council will host a special jazz performance of the Marty Morrison Quartet at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at the Hannibal Arts Council, 105 S. Main St.

Drummer Marty Morrison, formerly of Hannibal, will be joined by a group of professional jazz musicians -- saxophonist Jason Swagler, pianist Ken Kehner and bassist Bob DeBoo. The quartet's repertoire will highlight and reimagine the jazz works of Brazilian composer, pianist, songwriter, arranger and singer Antonio Carlos Jobim.

Morrison is on the Jazz Studies faculty at Missouri State University in Springfield. He was exposed to music at a young age through his father, Hannibal jazz pianist Bill Morrison. He performs extensively in Kansas City and St. Louis and holds degrees from Southern Illinois University.

Swagler is director of Jazz Studies at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. Kehner is on the Jazz Studies faculty at the University of Missouri in St. Louis. DeBoo is on the Jazz Studies faculty at Missouri State University.

Registration and pre-payment is required.

Tickets are $15 per person, and students are free.

To purchase tickets, go to Eventbrite.com (search for LIVE@105), call the Hannibal Arts Council at 573-221-6545 or stop by 105 S. Main St. Refreshments will be served and included in the ticket price.

The performance is being sponsored by Robert M. Clayton, II, Ann Nagy, Wade Stables PC, Branson & Katie Wood and the Missouri Arts Council. For more information on other Hannibal Arts Council programs, visit hannibalarts.com.

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