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AETN announces free Ted Ludwig Jazz Trio performance

The public is invited to this free performance, which will be taped for broadcast at a later date. Anyone interested in being part of the audience is asked to R.S.V.P. at www.aetn.org or weekdays at 1-800-662-2386 and arrive at the studio by 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 8.

Ted Ludwig, a native of New Orleans, began playing guitar in 1989. His earliest influences were rock musicians like Jimmy Page, Jimmy Hendrix and Eric Clapton. While a student at the University of New Orleans, Ludwig studied with jazz notables Ellis Marsalis, Harold Batiste and Steve Masakowski. He began performing professionally in 1997, as a sideman and also fronting his own quartet. He was involved in a duo guitar project with Hank Mackie and released a recording with Mackie entitled Sketches.

He has performed with Peter Bernstein, Howard Alden, Mundell Lowe, Larry Coryell, Sid Jacobs, Ron Eschete, Barry Greene, Steve Masakowski, Corey Christiansen, Mike Pellera, Johnny Vidacovich, the Johnny Mercer Orchestra and many others.

AETN Presents features a variety of arts and cultural subjects. Previously included in the series have been the Arkansas Acoustic Festival; performances by the Cate Brothers, Trout Fishing in America, Dale Hawkins, The Claudia Burson Trio, The Salty Dogs and Epiphany; and On the Same Page with authors Buzz Bissinger, Billy Collins, John T. Edge and Kenneth L. Smith.

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (www.aetn.org) provides lifelong learning opportunities, improves and enhances Arkansans lives and celebrates the unique culture of Arkansas through its programming and services. AETNs digital transmitters and numerous cable system connections give it statewide reach.

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