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Music & Performance

The Phil Wright Trio and Barbara Morrison

Saturday Apr 11, 2009 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM This is a past program

The Phil Wright Trio 


The Phil Wright Trio (piano, bass, and drums), led by Phil Wright on piano, will provide a musical history of the blues. Phil Wright has been the piano assistant to Ms. Barbara Morrison for the last three years in her private vocal classes at UCLA. Coming from New York to Los Angeles, he brought with him a wealth of musical experience. As a bandleader for renowned jazz great Nancy Wilson and a staff writer/arranger for Chess Records, he has helped develop such stars as Lou Rawls, Fontella Bass, and Little Milton.

Barbara Morrison, Jazz and Blues Vocalist


Barbara Morrison, joined by students and other special guests, shares her rich and unique interpretations of both familiar blues classics and original contemporary tunes.  The singers will be accompanied by the Phil Wright Trio.


Spring Festival of World Music

The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Department of Ethnomusicology, and the Hammer Museum jointly present a Spring Festival of World Music. Performed by UCLA students and faculty in the Hammer courtyard, this lively series of international rhythms, sound, and dance is free to the public.

ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required.

Parking is available under the museum for $3 for 3 hours.

Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss.

Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee.