Nationally acclaimed drummer, percussionist and composer Robert Jospé and his musical
mates, Inner Rhythm, bring their energetic music and arrangements to Randolph-Macon.
The group will perform Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Blackwell Auditorium
in the Randolph-Macon Center for the Performing Arts located at 205 Henry Street
on the R-MC campus. The event is free to the public.
Based in Charlottesville, Va., Robert Jospé and Inner Rhythm, who first performed
at Randolph-Macon in 2002, promise to serve up another high class, high caliber
mix of Latin jazz. Known for incorporating salsa, samba, swing, funk and African
rhythms, the group will perform an exciting repertoire that is sure to delight,
enthrall and energize listeners of all ages. Jospé and his nine-member ensemble
have been performing throughout the mid-Atlantic since 1990.
An acclaimed percussionist and composer, Jospé has played with such musical icons
as Dave Matthews, Tim Reynolds, Michael Brecker, Pat Metheny and Willie Nelson.
Jospé began his career in New York City and was an active player in the New York
jazz and rock scene for 15 years. He later moved to Charlottesville, Va., and currently
is a member of the University of Virginia's music department's performance faculty.
Jospé teaches jazz drumming and also is a member of UVa's highly acclaimed faculty
jazz ensemble, The Free Bridge Quintet.
Since 1992, both he and Inner Rhythm have received an ongoing touring grant from
the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. During
their visit to R-MC, they’ll also present an educational lecture/demonstration,
The World Beat Workshop, to a group of students prior to the show. In 2004, Jospé
released his fourth CD “Hands On.” His previous two CDs – “Time To Play” and “Blue
Blaze” – received four stars in Down Beat Magazine and hit the top of the charts
in national radio play.
This musical presentation is one of the many programs provided in the rich lineup
of the 2005-06 Randolph-Macon Cultural Arts & Entertainment Series. For more
information on the series, please visit the R-MC Web site at www.rmc.edu or call
the Cultural Arts and Entertainment Series Hotline at 804-752-3600.
For directions to R-MC, visit this link: http://www.rmc.edu/mapsanddirections.aspx