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Noted guitarists to perform free concert, April 15

Grammy Award-winning jazz guitarist Bill Frisell and accompanying guitarist Greg Liesz will perform a free concert at 8 p.m. Friday, April 15, in the University Chapel.

Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. for the event, which is free for students, faculty and staff. Non-University patrons are asked to consider a $10 donation at the door to benefit music education in the state of New Jersey. No tickets are required.

Frisell is best known for leading a new fusion movement -- the blending of jazz with country and folk. He won a Grammy Award this year for "best contemporary jazz album" for "Unspeakable."

Liesz is well known for his mastery of a variety of guitars and stringed instruments. In addition to Frisell, he has performed with artists including Joni Mitchell, Sheryl Crow and John Hiatt. The performance at Princeton is expected to include jazz, rock, blues, folk, improvisation and fusion.

The concert is sponsored by Modern Improvisation Music Appreciation -- a student group -- and the Undergraduate Student Government, the Office of the Vice President for Campus Life, the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students, the admissions office, the Venture Fund, the Office of Religious Life and the music department.

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