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Canton, OH - The Malone University College of Theology, Arts, and Sciences – Department of Music will open its popular Faculty Artist Series with award-winning jazz artist Fletch Wiley on Monday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Johnson Worship Center, located at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton. Wiley will be accompanied by Department of Music faculty and alumni, as well as the jazz combo Mourning to Dancing.
The program is free and open to the public. Mr. Wiley will also present a masterclass to Malone students on Tuesday, September 16 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Johnson Center Chapel.
Fletch Wiley is a Grammy Award-winning recording artist, composer and producer. Currently president of Visual Music Productions, Wiley has written, arranged, produced and performed for recordings, jingles, theatrical releases, and movie soundtracks in Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles, Nashville, Seattle, San Francisco, London, and Oslo.
He is best known as a jazz/trumpet/flute/fluegelhorn musician who has played with the likes of Abraham Laboriel, Alex Acuña, Bill Maxwell, and Andráe Crouch, as well as on 13 solo instrumental records.
He earned his bachelor of music performance degree from the University of North Texas, and a post graduate fellowship from Yale University, in addition to studies at the Aspen Music Festival and Stan Kenton Jazz Clinics.