Music and student concerts showcase musical talent in a variety of genres and styles. This series, presented by the Department of the Arts, can be enjoyed in the Presser Music Room of the Music & Multimedia Building or the Kevin and Sima Zlock Performing Arts Center on the Newtown Campus.
Danny DeGennaro Memorial Foundation Concert, November 14, 6:00 p.m., Zlock Performing Arts Center
Ernie White and Friends of Rio, The Buicks, Vermillion, Johnny Betz, Pixiedix
Matt Hunter- Ghostlike Band, Michael " Kid Funkadelic" Hampton, Laura Fiocco, George Price- Legendary Harp Player, Ronnie "Sweetness" Garrison
Expansions: The Dave Liebman Group, Saturday October 3rd, 2015, 7:30pm
Expansions: The Dave Liebman Group
David Liebman is considered a renaissance man in contemporary music with a career stretching over forty years. He has played with many of the masters including Miles Davis, Elvin Jones, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, McCoy Tyner and others; authored books and instructional DVDs which are acknowledged as classics in the jazz field; recorded as a leader in styles ranging from classical to rock to free jazz; awarded NEA Jazz Masters; Jazz Educators Network (JEN) Legends of Jazz; multiple Grammy nominee and Downbeat/Jazz Times Critics Poll winner (soprano sax); French Order of Arts and Letters; Honorary Doctorate from the Sibelius Academy (Helsinki, Finland); Founder (1989) and Artistic Director of the International Association of Schools of Jazz (IASJ); performed on over 500 recordings with over nearly 200 as a leader/co-leader featuring several hundred original compositions.
"Liebman is among the most important saxophonists in contemporary music . . a leader and artist of integrity and independent direction." Downbeat Magazine
"While others of his 60s generation have fallen off their ambition, Liebman has remained dogged about composition and trying different styles, he's a fighter." Ben Ratliff-NY Times