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Ed Sargent guest artist series presents Stockton Helbing Quartet

MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin Department of Music will welcome the Stockton Helbing Quartet at 7:30 p.m., March 9, in the Harriet Fulton Theatre located in the Fine Arts Building. The quartet will include Stockton Helbing, Shelly Carrol, Young Heo and Sergio Pamies Rodriguez. Admission to the event is free.

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Stockton Helbing, of Dallas, Texas, is known for playing the drums, composing, arranging,

producing, leading, educating, directing and writing. He performs, records, lectures and teaches around North America with his trio, quartet, quintet and sextet. He is a frequent guest artist at colleges and high schools where he clinics, rehearses and performs with small groups, big bands and percussion ensembles.

Saxophonist Shelley Carrol hails from a family of gospel singers and musicians in Houston,

Texas. While attending the University of North Texas, Carrol earned a spot in the Grammy-nominated One O’clock Lab Band. During the same period, Carrol was invited to join the Duke Ellington Orchestra, a musical opportunity with potential worldwide exposure.

Young Heo, also of Dallas, is a bass enthusiast. He graduated from the University of North Texas where he also had the opportunity to play in the One O’clock Band.

Sergio Pamies Rodriguez is a professional jazz pianist and educator with a specialty in flamenco jazz. He is an assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati and College-Conservatory of Music, and jazz research external specialist at the Conservatori Liceu de Barcelona in Spain.

The guest artist series is named for UT Martin graduate Ed Sargent, who is originally from

Bolivar. Sargent is a Grammy-nominated producer, who also manages musical acts that tour extensively in the U.S., Canada, and 38 other countries around the globe. He currently serves as tour coordinator for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame icon Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Prior to the Blackhearts, Sargent spent 25 years as tour manager and director of operations for the late jazz trumpet player Maynard Ferguson and his orchestra. Sargent’s musical career is directly linked to his time with the UT Martin jazz and concert band while Sargent was a student and artist liaison.

“These are world-class performers, and we are very happy to have them coming to UT Martin,” said Steve Barnett, interim chair for the UT Martin Department of Music. “We want as many people as possible to take advantage of this opportunity.”

For more information about the department of music or to make a donation to the Ed Sargent

Guest Artist series, contact the department at 731-881-7402 or visit



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