Performance Music at Scranton Presents ‘Love Songs’ Valentine’s Weekend

02/04/11

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The University of Scranton’s Jazz Ensemble and guest artist Loren Schoenberg will perform “Love Songs” on Sunday, Feb. 13, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Houlihan-McLean Center.

            The University of Scranton’s Jazz Ensemble will present “Love Songs” with guest artist Grammy award-winner Loren Schoenberg on Sunday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Houlihan-McLean Center. Admission is free and open to the public.

            Schoenberg is a well-known saxophonist, pianist, conductor, writer, teacher and jazz historian. He is the executive director of The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, N.Y., 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, Perigee Books published his first book, “The NPR Curious Listener’s Guide to Jazz,” with an introduction by Wynton Marsalis.

            For additional information, contact Cheryl Y. Boga, director of performance music, at music@scranton.edu, or visit www.scranton.edu/music.


Press Release Contact:
Stan Zygmunt
Director of News & Media Relations
The University of Scranton
(570)-941-7662