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Dana Leong to give signature cello performance during Berks Jazz Fest

Dana Leong
Dana Leong

Electro-jazz cellist Dana Leong will fuse hip-hop, jazz, and electronics to create a signature, boundless sound on the cello as part of Berks Jazz Fest on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. in Perkins Student Center Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

Frequently referred to as a “hi-def Yo-Yo Ma,” Leong has revolutionized the cello through his cutting-edge amplification, lyrical melodies, and blending of jazz textures and improvisations. Working on all levels as a performer, composer, collaborator, or recording producer, Leong’s innovative fusion of electronic music and alluring jazz sensualities has earned critical acclaim and impressed audiences worldwide.

Leong studied classical cello and jazz trombone at the Manhattan School of Music. He is an official Yamaha artist, providing clinics and workshops that involve the use of electronics with cello and trombone, in addition to his distinctive genre-bending composition techniques.

This presentation is part of the Arts and Lecture series. For more information, contact the Office of Student Life at 610-396-6076.

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