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Loyola College of Music presents jazz masterclasses with Benny Golson on April 25th

Loyola press release - April 11, 2005

Loyola College of Music presents jazz masterclasses with world renown saxophonist Benny Golson on Monday, April 25, 2005 from 7-9 pm in Nunemaker Auditorium, located on the third floor of the Monroe Science Complex.

The masterclass is free and to the public. The event is a joint effort between Loyola University's Music Industry Studies and Jazz Studies programs and the Jazz Studies program at NYU. The masterclass will be hosted by Dr. David Schroeder from NYU and Professor John Mahoney from Loyola.

The Jazz Master Class Series is the brainchild of Mr. John Snyder, Grammy-winning jazz producer and current head of the Music Industry Studies Program at Loyola New Orleans. Using a dynamic format, the master class will begin with a performance by the artist and his band. The artist will then be interviewed in an intimate setting, including a Q&A session with the audience. After the interview session, a student band will perform for the artist and will be critiqued. Finally, the artist and students will perform
together to close the master class.

Multitalented and internationally famous jazz legend, Benny Golson, is a composer, arranger, lyricist, producer and tenor saxophonist of world note. Raised with an impeccable musical pedigree, Golson has played in the famous bands of Benny Goodman, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Earl Bostic and Art Blakey. Few musicians can claim to be true innovators and even fewer can boast of a performing and recording career that literally redefines the term “jazz.” For more info on Golson, please visit http://www.bennygolson.com/

Snyder has produced a number of master classes at NYU using the same format. The masterclass in New Orleans will coincide with The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The class will be available for streaming on the Artists House website at www.artistshousemusic.com.

All of the proceedings will be video and audio recorded for future distance-learning purposes and television broadcast. Video recording will be directed by Jim Gabour, notable for his work with Norah Jones, Al Green, and James Taylor.

These efforts are being made through the Loyola Music Industry Studies Program and the Artists House Foundation, of which Snyder is the president.

For additional information, contact Loyola's Music Industry Studies program at 865-3984.