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Loyola University College of Music presents Jazz pianist Sanford Hinderlie in concert on Oct. 21st

Loyola press release - October 9, 2000

(New Orleans)—Loyola University New Orleans College of Music presents jazz pianist Sanford Hinderlie. The concert is set for Saturday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall located in the Music/Communications Complex at the corner of Calhoun Street and St. Charles Avenue.

Hinderlie's performance will draw upon Broadway jazz standards as well as original compositions. He will be joined by Loyola instructor and bassist Jesse Boyd and other special guests.

Hinderlie is known as a jazz pianist, musical demonstrator and performer of MIDI/synthesizer/computer applications. Hinderlie has been a regular performer at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. He is also busy as a composer for television, radio, and films, such as a feature-length movie Cut Up and industrial videos for the American Automobile Association and Entergy. The music for past New Orleans Big Easy Awards programs was composed and performed by Hinderlie. He performs regularly as a solo jazz pianist in New Orleans. His first recording, Solo Flight, was released in 1996. As the president of STR Digital Records, he has produced 12 jazz and blues compact discs.

In 1989 and 1991, Hinderlie travelled to the Soviet Union performing concerts and providing workshop/demonstrations utilizing his synthesizers and computers. In 1993, he performed as a jazz pianist for three months in Damascus, Syria, and returned in 1995, as the only American invited to perform in the first Euro-Arab Jazz Festival. That summer he also performed in Japan for the first time. Hinderlie was recently featured on a number of engagements in the Far East, including a special New Year's Eve performance in Hong Kong, a performance during International Week in Matsue, Japan, at the Elisabeth Conservatory in Hiroshima, and in Singapore. He was the music director and pianist for 1999 Song Island, an annual songwriting festival in Samsø, Denmark.

Hinderlie lived in Germany from 1974 to 1979, performing, teaching, composing and arranging. In the Frankfurt area, he founded and performed with a jazz-fusion trio called ART and also appeared regularly with the bebop-oriented Frank Maywald Quintet. Returning to the USA, Hinderlie completed a Master's Degree at the University of North Texas, studying electronic music, composition, and jazz piano. He has pursued further graduate work in composition and film-scoring at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Since 1981, he has been on the music faculty of Loyola University in New Orleans, teaching electronic and commercial music, recording, jazz piano and music theory. He was awarded major grants in 1987 and 1998 from the State of Louisiana to design and build state-of-the-art recording/electronic/ear-training studios at Loyola. From 1983-85, Hinderlie was musical director of Richard Pierce & Co., a multi-media work-in-progress. Hinderlie's compositions have won prizes in the Delius Festival and at the New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center. Performances of his works include the Electronic Music Plus Festivals in Kansas City, Austin and Knoxville; New Music America, Los Angeles, in conjunction with the Society of Electro Acoustic Music United States; public television projects in conjunction with the New Orleans Public Schools; several concerts at the New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center, the New Orleans Institute for the Performing Arts, and Loyola; and performances at universities and festivals throughout the country.

General admission is $10 and $5 for students. Additional information is available through Loyola's ticket box office at 865-3492. For more information, contact Reid Wick at (504) 865-2074, or via e-mail at wick@loyno.edu. The College of Music website can be reached at http://www.loyno.edu/music/.