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Two Latin Jazz Greats to Appear at FSU

The Frostburg State University Cultural Events Series Jazz Club, sponsored by Kauffman Music, presents the Hilton Ruiz and Dave Valentin Latin Jazz Ensemble on Friday, April 1, at 8 p.m. in the FSU Performing Arts Center Pealer Recital Hall.

One of the finest pianists in Afro-Cuban jazz, Ruiz is also an expert bop player who has been playing Latin jazz since the age of eight. Valentin combines together the influence of bop and Brazilian music with Latin jazz to create a slick and accessible form of crossover jazz. Valentin received a Grammy in 2003 for Best Latin Jazz Album. Together, the Ruiz/Valentin Latin Jazz Ensemble delivers a sizzling combination of Latin jazz, progressive jazz and blues. Audiences from all around the world have experienced the hot Latin rhythms and cheerful jazz vibrations of this superbly entertaining ensemble.

This program is sponsored in part by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Maryland State Arts Council and the Allegany Arts Council. To purchase tickets or find out more information, call the FSU Cultural Events Box Office at 301-687-3137 or toll free at 1-866-TIXX-CES, or visit online at

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through ADA Compliance Office at 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589