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MSU offers jazz, blues piano workshop


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Monday, Eden Brent a Delta-born artist will conduct a free jazz and blues piano workshop in Bettersworth Auditorium in Giles Hall on the Mississippi State University campus at 5 p.m. 


Brent blends jazz, blues, soul and pop with gutsy vocals and impressive piano skills. Sharing the bill with B.B. King, the Greenville native performed at the 2005 presidential inauguration. Described by a critic as a cross between Janis Joplin and Diana Krall, Brent continues to entertain across the country and around the globe.  


On Tuesday, Brent appears with Paul Thorn, Nash Street, Kent Burnside and The Doss Family in the third annual Grassroots event in Lee Hall Auditorium at MSU. An art show begins at 6 p.m., followed by the free concert at 7 p.m. 


The workshop is sponsored by the MSU Department of Music and the Golden Triangle Music Forum, in collaboration with Grassroots Entertainment. The event is made possible through the support of the Holland Music for All Fund.  


For more information, contact MSU''s Bob Damm at 662-325-7728.




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