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Endicott College presents Fridays in the Rose – Jonathan Persson and Friends

September 9, 2016- Ipswich native, trumpeter Jonathan Persson, takes the stage with fellow jazz performers Jason Miele, Evan Waaramaa, Greg Toro and Andrew Jones at Endicott College’s Fridays in the Rose – Jonathan Persson and Friends in the Rose Performance Hall in the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts Friday, September 9, 2016 from 12:00 – 12:50 PM. Admission is free with a light appetizer reception to follow.

The Fridays in the Rose concert series, features a 45-minute performance followed by a reception. These shows are designed to give audiences a taste of the sublime in just enough time to listen and grab a bite during lunch hour.

Persson is joined by Jason Miele on Saxophone, Evan Waaramaa on piano, Greg Toro on Bass, and Andrew Jones on drums. Persson grew up studying in the acclaimed Ipswich High School music program before going on to study trumpet performance at Salem State University. He and his jazz group have been gaining an audience, playing jazz brunch at CK Pearl in Essex and shows throughout the Northshore. They play a variety of jazz music featuring original compositions from its members, as well as compositions by Freddie Hubbard, Horace Silver, John Coltrane and more. Although the group is newly formed, its members are experienced performers who have come together from different parts of the United States. They are currently working performers and educators who have shared stages with jazz greats such as Wynton Marsalis, Arturo Sandoval, and Joe Lovano.

If you have any questions regarding the lunch-time concert series Fridays in the Rose – Jonathan Persson and Friends, or any of our programming in the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts at Endicott College, please contact Rebecca Kenneally, Chair of the Performing Arts Department at 978-232-2397 or  

Endicott College students have opportunities to explore their interests in dance, music and theater. The School of Visual and Performing Arts sponsors the Jazz Band, Dance Ensemble, Endicott Singers, the student a cappella group ECHO, Rock Band, and the Chamber Ensemble. Furthermore the School maintains special relationships with the Boston Ballet, Boston Children’s Theatre and Symphony by the Sea.

The Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts, now celebrating its sixth year, supports a variety of studies and performance venues with facilities that include: a 250-seat recital hall with professional quality acoustics; a 100-seat black box theatre for drama, dance, technical theatre workshops and performances; a museum quality art gallery for visiting art exhibits, gallery talks and community shows; a student art gallery; separate painting, photography, printmaking, ceramics, and woodshop studios; Macintosh computer labs for graphic design and visual communications; music, theater and dance practice and rehearsal rooms; a shooting studio for photography; and lounges with facilities for public receptions.