Grammy Award Winner to Present "Love Songs" at the University of Scranton
Musician and Grammy award winner Loren Schoenberg, accompanied by The National Jazz Museum in Harlem All-Stars, will return to The University of Scranton to perform “Love Songs” in concert on Sunday, Feb. 15. The event will begin at 2 p.m. in the university’s Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street. Admission is free and open to the public.
Schoenberg is known as a performer, conductor, writer and teacher in the jazz world, as well as executive director of The National Jazz Museum in Harlem and leader of the Loren Schoenberg Big Band and The National Jazz Museum in Harlem All-Stars. He has served on the faculties of a number of American jazz studies programs, including The Juilliard School, the New School, Manhattan School of Music, William Paterson University and Long Island University. In addition, he has lectured for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the New York Philharmonic.
Schoenberg has performed and recorded with a number of jazz legends, including Benny Carter, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, Jimmy Heath, John Lewis, Mel Lewis, Wynton Marsalis, Marian McPartland, Dr. Billy Taylor and many others. He has also spoken and performed at the White House for three administrations, and served as an advisor to well-known documentary filmmaker Ken Burns for his Jazz documentary.
In 1994, Schoenberg, together with Dan Morgenstern, won a Grammy Award for Best Album Notes for the accompanying materials to “Louis Armstrong: Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man 1923-1934,” a boxed set of rare and essential recordings.
Schoenberg’s articles on jazz have appeared in The New York Times, The Lester Young Reader, The Oxford Companion to Jazz, and Masters of the Jazz Saxophone. In 2002, his first book, The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Jazz, was published by Perigee Books, with an introduction by Wynton Marsalis.