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UPDATED: 5/27/20 - 4:04 p.m.

Jeff Little Trio Performance with Catawba College Popular Music Artists Postponed

February 25, 2020

Category: Academics, Events, Faculty, Music, Students

In consideration of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) awareness and precautions, Lee Street theatre has postponed this performance of the Jeff Little Trio with Catawba Popular Music Artists, originally scheduled for March 13. A new date and time will be announced when the performance has been rescheduled. If you wish to receive a full refund for this event, please contact Lee Street Theatre at 704-310-5507 or info@leestreet.org.
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jefflittle20.jpgWhen the Jeff Little Trio performs at Salisbury’s Lee Street Theatre in 2020, Catawba College Popular Music Faculty and Artist-in-Resident Jeff Little will not only be playing, but he’ll have an opportunity to also showcase the talents of three outstanding students currently enrolled in Catawba’s Popular Music program.

With Little on the piano, son Luke Little on the mandolin, and longtime colleague and award winning musician Steve Lewis on the acoustic guitar and the five-string banjo, it promises to be a great evening of music.

Catawba students Angel Paez of Charlotte, Dylan Smith of Trinity, and Halle Dunn of Salisbury will be joining the Jeff Little Trio in the second half of the show as the trio widens the performing circle to share the spotlight on stage. All three students participate in Catawba’s Popular Music Program and have individually achieved success and recognition for their music as undergrads.

Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Music Program at Catawba College and the Lee Street Theatre.  That’s a Jeff Little tradition, something he’s done for all 15 of the years he’s spent in higher education – at least one of his concert’s each year serves as a fund-raiser for the program he’s teaching in and becomes a way to help showcase his students.co-jefflittle.png

Little has over 30 years’ experience in the music industry as a critically acclaimed musician, artist manager, educator and administrator for college music industry programs.  His performances include such venues as the Smithsonian Institution, the American Folk Festival, the National Council for the Traditional Arts, American Piano Masters, and the PBS concert, “Doc Watson and Jeff Little.” He has been featured many times on PBS as well as NPR and has performed internationally for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in such countries as Sri Lanka, Oman, Bahrain, Pakistan, France, and Tanzania.  He has worked in many management and production areas of the music industry, including work with national artists like Keith Urban and John Michael Montgomery.

Little is the recipient of the Distinguished Lecturer Award from The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development, College of Education at The University of Texas.  He is a SESAC affiliated songwriter and in 2014, was inducted into the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame.

NPR described Little like this: “Jeff Little is a remarkable musician, steeped in the tradition of his native Blue Ridge, yet also a virtuosic and eclectic innovator.”

Of Catawba’s Music Business and Popular Music programs, Little says, “In addition to helping our students achieve their highest artistic and creative potential as a musician or artist, we also want to provide a pathway for employment in the industry.  Our curriculum provides the broad-based industry knowledge including the business and technical aspects of the industry. This real world curriculum which is based on the current industry will give graduates a broader pathway for employment which is the first step in networking about their music and art. 

For tickets to the rescheduled performance of the Jeff Little Trio, stay tuned at www.leestreetorg.

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