Eclectic duo Dez Cordas to perform at Augustana College

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Duo Dez Cordas will perform in Wallenberg Hall within the Denkmann Memorial Building (3520 7th Avenue, Rock Island) on Tuesday, September 30 at 8 p.m. Double bassist Craig Butterfield and guitarist Matthew Slotkin perform a wide variety of music ranging from tango to jazz to baroque, as well as their original works.

Performing South American and Hungarian compositions, jazz piano pieces, and classical favorites by J.S. Bach, they showcase their talents, their instruments and the beauty of differing musical styles.

Craig Butterfield is an associate professor of double bass and jazz studies at the University of South Carolina. Matthew Slotkin directs the guitar program at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania and has performed in leading venues on five continents.

Dez Cordas has released two albums since 2010, including “Dances, Songs, Inventions,” followed by “Gone Away.”

For more information about this event, please contact Lauren Reid, manager of performance tours and arts promotion, at (309) 794-7323 or