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Rainbow Jimmies

The Youngstown Percussion Collective (YPC) is proud to announce the world premiere recording of Ziggurat (exterior) which appears on the 2008 release  Rainbow Jimmies by New York based percussionist/composer John Hollenbeck. YPC is a student organization dedicated to the advancement of the percussive arts and is advised by Dr. Glenn Schaft, Percussion Coordinator at Youngstown State University. 

The Youngstown Percussion Collective commissioned John Hollenbeck to compose a work for four saxophonists and five percussionists. Ziggurat received its world premiere performance by the YSU student ensemble during the John Hollenbeck Showcase Concert at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City in October 2007.

The Youngstown premiere was presented at the DeYor Center for the Performing Arts and subsequently recorded at Tune Town Studios in Newton Falls, OH. The entire project, which included a John Hollenbeck clinic, was made possible by YSU student fundraising, the YSU Saxophone Studio, and the YSU Jazz Collective. Glenn Schaft served as executive producer.

Critical Acclaim...

 “Zigurat Exterior” features the Youngstown Percussion Collective and Saxophone Quartet, Glenn Schaft, music director, and they sure sound like they’re having a great time.

Hartford Courant, 8/19/09

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