Ex-UI musician Sasaki to return for performances

Ex-UI musician Sasaki to return for performances

URBANA — Former University of Illinois trumpet Professor Ray Sasaki will perform with other jazz musicians from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at The Iron Post, 120 S. Race St.

Sasaki will reunite with other Jazz Quintet musicians who played together in 1979 at the storied Nature's Table in Urbana. They are Woody Woodward, Dan Anderson, Gary Peyton and Morgan Powell.

Sasaki, now a professor of trumpet at the University of Texas, also will perform from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Post with the Jazz Sextet Champaign Connection, featuring Howie Smith, Chip Stephens, Anderson, Joel Spencer and Powell.

There will be cover charges for both gigs.

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