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Neilly Series lecture: Dave Chisholm

October 23, 2017
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library

Dave Chisholm, author of Instrumental

From the critically acclaimed jazz musician Dave Chisholm, Instrumental is a high-spirited, suspenseful, formally inventive, visually musical graphic novel, an epic yet intimate riff on our longing search for what's next.  The power of music is forcefully displayed in this story of Tom, a middling trumpeter, treading water playing to a handful of fans at a tiny cafe. One night a mysterious stranger gives him an old horn, and when Tom plays it, his music takes flight—but consequences soon emerge. This tale of a performer in deadly thrall to his instrument has imaginative variations that hook the reader to the very end. Dave Chisholm is a trumpet player, songwriter, composer, educator, and visual artist currently residing in Rochester, NY.  He is a graduate of Eastman School of Music.

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