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Tennessee Tech University’s music program will host a concert by the David Esleck Trio, a group of talented jazz musicians, March 27.

Esleck completed his undergraduate education with Robert Jager at TTU. He went on to get a master’s degree from The University of Virginia and a doctoral degree from The Catholic University of America. His music was also featured on “Tuba U,” the PBS documentary about TTU tuba professor R. Winston Morris and his legendary tuba ensemble.

He is a performer, composer, producer and educator who plays piano and performs with his jazz trio. He teaches jazz performance, jazz history and jazz piano as well as more traditional music courses at the University of Richmond and many of his students have gone on to have active and rewarding careers in the recording studio and on the stage.

Esleck will return to Bryan Fine Arts Building for a master class with TTU jazz students at 11 a.m.

Esleck’s work has been nominated for Grammy and Indie Awards. Esleck has performed for, and with, heads of state, CEOs, Hollywood stars and musical figures including The Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Tony Bennett.

The March 27 concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Wattenbarger Auditorium. The performance hall is in the Bryan Fine Arts Building, 1150 N. Dixie Ave., on the TTU campus.

The concert is sponsored by TTU’s Center Stage, which is made possible by the university’s general fund. It is free and open to the public.