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JAZZ | Paul Smoker & Ken Filiano


Paul Smoker is such a forward-thinking trumpet player, his style could be called post-contemporary. So why will he be playing renditions of tunes from 1924, like "The Man I Love," "Fascinatin' Rhythm" and "Tea for Two," at his concert on Sunday? Nazareth College, where Smoker serves as director of Jazz Studies, is celebrating its 90th anniversary, so Smoker and bassist Ken Filiano will be looking backward. But you can bet their improvisations will be as cutting-edge as ever.

Paul Smoker & Ken Filiano perform Sunday, September 21, at Wilmot Recital Hall, Nazareth College, 4245 East Avenue. 3 p.m. Free.;