New CD Features Music of Acclaimed CSUSM Music Professor


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What started as an affiliation in academia between a veteran jazz musician and a doctor in music composition from Cornell has resulted in a premiere CD by MandoBasso, a duo featuring Gunnar Biggs on bass and Bill Bradbury of CSUSM on mandolin.
Biggs and Bradbury first came together as faculty colleagues working on projects at both Palomar College and Cal State San Marcos. Biggs comes from a strong background in jazz and classical performance, Bradbury from a composition and computer music background. Their mutual love of Irish and traditional American music brought them together in this unusual pairing of mandolin and bass.

MandoBasso performances include new compositions, arrangements of traditional music, classical music repertoire, jazz and ragtime. The duo has just released their first CD by the same name and containing all original material except for two traditional Irish tunes. 
A CD release concert/party will take place on Saturday, May 1 at 8:00 p.m. at the New Village Arts Theatre, 2787 B State Street, Carlsbad, California.  Tickets:  $15 general, $10 students.  No reservations, come early.
Biographical and contact information can be obtained by calling Bonnie Biggs at 760-434-9308 or email:

What: CD by MandoBasso release Concert/Party
When:  Saturday, May 1 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets:  $15 general, $10 students.  No reservations come early.
Where:  New Village Arts Theatre, 2787 B State Street, Carlsbad, California.  
About California State University San Marcos
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