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Latin Funk Thugtet Concert at SUNY Plattsburgh to Honor Music Professor

The SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Music will present the Latin Funk Thugtet in concert 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in the E. Glenn Giltz Auditorium, Hawkins Hall. Admission is free.

The concert honors Dr. Rick Davies for his contributions to SUNY Plattsburgh’s Department of Music and its students, as well as to the fields of jazz, pop and Latin music as a performer and composer.

Davies started the Latin Funk Thugtet two years ago. His latest CD, “Salsa Norteña,” recently won the Independent Music Award for Best Latin CD. 

The program will feature many original compositions by Davies, performed by Wayne Davison, saxophone; Mike Lewandowski, drums; Bill Bougill, percussion; Chris Dalnodar, bass; Shawn Parrotte, guitar; and Herm Matlock, trumpet. Guest artist Dan Silverman, from Vermont, will sit in for Davies on trombone. Davies is on leave this semester from the college.

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