Cellist Crispin Campbell and Grammy-winning pianist Paul Sullivan are returning to the stage for a tour of Michigan in Fall 2023. The two musicians first played together more than 15 years ago and are excited to re-kindle their musical collaboration. Their program will be a journey from jazz standards and Latin grooves to original blues and world music. The driving rhythm of Paul’s energized piano and the expressively soulful sound of Crispin’s cello will weave a tapestry of musical colors giving Michigan audiences a memorable experience.
For many years Crispin Campbell taught at Interlochen Arts Academy, and his cello students have professional careers worldwide. He currently teaches at the Interlochen Cello Intensive and was recently Visiting Professor of Cello at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. He also appears every summer at the Clazz Music Festival in Arcidosso, Italy, which focuses on the intersection of classical and improvised music.
Paul Sullivan has worked in some of New York’s most prestigious jazz clubs, including Sweet Basil, The Village Vanguard, and Bradley’s. He has played with a wide variety of masters from Benny Goodman to Tommy Flanagan, as well as Red Mitchell, Lou Donaldson, George Mraz, Gerry Hemingway, Marc Helias, Gene Bertoncini, Eugene Friesen, Jamie Haddad, Luciana Sousa, Cafe, Sarah Lee Guthrie, Noel Stookey, Don McLean, Pheeroan AkLaff, Eddie Daniels, Richard Stoltzman, Nana Vasconcelos, Cyro Baptista, Ivan Lins, Glen Velez and many other luminaries. His 18 CDs have sold over 300 thousand copies and have won 3 Indie Awards. His music has been broadcast internationally, as well as on all the major American networks, including National Public Radio. He received a Grammy Award for his work on the Paul Winter Consort CD, Silver Solstice.
Tickets are $30 / $25 for Veterans / $15 for Students. Ticket includes an opportunity to meet the artists on stage, following the concert, for a casual meet & greet over drinks and light hors d’oeuvres.
For tickets call 231-627-5841
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