Excellence Concert Series


David Halliday's Latin Jazz All Stars

Saturday, April 13, 7 pm


Sax player and band leader and his 8 piece ensemble explore Cuban and other Latin influences on jazz. Singer Jazzy Olivo, from the Dominican Republic dazzles on vocals.

David Halliday, leader of the Latin Jazz All Stars, is a first call sax player working throughout the western US. He has performed in 46 of the 50 states, eight European countries, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Halliday has performed with a wide variety of top artists; Jon Batiste, Wynton Marsalis, Josh Groban, the Temptations, the Utah Symphony and Galactic to name a few. Mr. Halliday is the director of jazz studies at Westminster College, and also teaches at the University of Utah. His original compositions appear on numerous television shows, films and have aired in 26 countries.

 

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Excellence Concert Series

These free, monthly concerts are presented by the Library's Viridian Event Center and Excellence in the Community. Concerts are held the second Saturday of each month and feature artists local to Utah based on the premise that Utah’s best musicians and dancers represent a powerful resource for bringing people together and enhancing communities.