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Sanford Hinderlie and John Rankin Will Perform at Loyola

Loyola press release - March 27, 2006

(New Orleans) ó Loyola University New Orleans Music Professors Sanford Hinderlie, pianist, and John Rankin, guitarist, will perform acoustic solos and duos Friday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. in Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall. Admission is free.

Their music genres include jazz, classical, folk, blues, new age, funk, and classical New Orleans. Hinderlie and Rankin will perform mostly original compositions featured on their latest compact discs, as well as some New Orleans standards.

Hinderlie has performed throughout the world, including concerts in the Far East, the Soviet Union, the Republics of Georgia and Armenia, the Middle East, Europe and throughout the United States. As a professor of music at Loyola University New Orleans, he works with students in the College of Music, teaching music technology. Hinderlie performs as a jazz and commercial pianist in the New Orleans area. His latest recording, Hinderlie Plays Hinderlie, features all original compositions. An earlier CD, Solo Flight, included several standards.

Rankin is a well-known solo guitarist from New Orleans. He is a master of finger style guitar music, applying it to an eclectic array of genres: classical, jazz, folk, blues, and classic New Orleans music. He teaches guitar at Loyola University, Tulane University, and the University of New Orleans.

A featured solo performer at most New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festivals since 1981, Rankin was a winner at the 1985 American Finger-Style Guitar Festival, and he has won two Big Easy Awards for Best Folk Music. Rankinís latest CD, Fessí Mess features a variety of New Orleans music with an emphasis on vocal arrangements. In 2002 he released Guitar Gumbo, a CD of New Orleans music in a variety of styles played on solo acoustic guitar, which was voted a top ten Louisiana CD for 2002 by Gambit magazine and top 20 Louisiana CD for 2002 by The Times-Picayune.

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