Purdue's Latino Cultural Center, Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art sponsor Sabrina Lastman Trio concert

August 22, 2014  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue University Latino Cultural Center and the Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art in Lafayette will present a concert by the Sabrina Lastman Trio at 7 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Haan Mansion Museum.

Tickets are $15 and available at http://haanmuseum.3dcartstores.com/Special-Events_c_8.html; the Tippecanoe Arts Federation office, 638 North St., Lafayette; or by calling 765-423-2787.

The Sabrina Lastman Trio features vocalist and songwriter Sabrina Lastman, with West Lafayette's Jamie Newman on keyboard and electric drum, and Lafayette resident Lynn Colwell on double bass.

The trio's music represents Lastman's experiences while living in Israel, New York City and her home country of Uruguay. They play original compositions by Lastman as well as jazz standards and Latin American jazz.

Lastman has toured internationally and performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Juilliard School, Yale University, City University of New York and New York University. She has played with Grammy Award winner Fernando Otero, and her album, "The Folds of the Soul," was nominated by the Graffiti Awards 2008 in Uruguay as one of the best jazz albums of the year.

Colwell has been involved with music performance and education as a bassist and low brass player in Lafayette since 1988. He has performed with the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, the Tony Zamora Jazz Ensemble, Los Blancos Latin Jazz Band and the Danny Weiss Ensemble, among others. He also teaches in the music programs of the Lafayette and Tippecanoe School corporations and has a private teaching studio.

Newman, who used to practice law, is the accompanist for Purdue's Dance Division. He also plays jazz piano and organ with groups around Central Indiana and as a soloist. 

Writer: Greg McClure, 765-496-9711, gmcclure@purdue.edu 

Sources: Aurelio Curbelo, Latino Cultural Center director, 765-494-2530, acurbelo@purdue.edu

Sabrina Lastman, 765-532-3714

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