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Volume 22  |  Friday, March 5, 1999  |  Number 5
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Fermilab Arts Series Presents

Jazz Passengers featuring Deborah Harry

The Jazz Passengers is a fitting name for this group of zany, adventurous musicians. This odd collection is made up of composer/saxophonist Roy Nathanson, Curtis Fowlkes trombone and vocals, vibraphonist Bill Ware, bassist Brad Jones, the multi-percussion talents of E.J. Rodriguez, and the amazing violin playing of Rob Thomas. The group is joined by none other than guest vocalist Deborah Harry, the legendary front singer of Blondie! Don’t miss this provocative performance on March 6, 1999, at 8 p.m. in Fermilab’s Ramsey Auditorium.

With roots in the conception jazz band of the late 1970s, the Lounge Lizards, the band has now recorded six albums in this current configuration. Their combination of music and comedy that has taken them from The Knitting Factory (a performance space in NYC) cult status to festival stages all over the world.

They have now been joined by the legendary pop/rock goddess Deborah Harry. While most universally recognized for her role in the group Blondie, Deborah has also achieved individual status as a solo artist. Throughout her career Deborah has experimented with different formats of music, proving her seemingly unlimited vocal abilities compatible with just about every genre of music. She has reinforced her acting career, performing most recently in Heavy, co-starring Shelly Winters and Liv Tyler, which was featured in the Cannes and Toronto film festivals in 1995.

Tickets are $20 and available by calling (630) 840-ARTS.

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