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Jazz Concert with "Three Tenors" at Moravian

Vocalist Lou Lanza to perform with Tony Gairo and Larry McKenna

Bethlehem, Pa., September 28, 2010 - Moravian College will hold a jazz concert featuring "Three Tenors" on Friday, October 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Foy Concert Hall. Vocalist Lou Lanza will be accompanied by two tenor saxophone players, Tony Gairo and Larry McKenna. Lanza and Gairo are both very well known to the Lehigh Valley and are instructors at Moravian College. A number of other jazz musicians will be joining the "Three Tenors" as they honor Jazz for one night.

Lanza is acclaimed for his distinct vocals. He has recorded several albums including: The Road Not Taken (C.A.B. Records), Corner Pocket (J-Bird Records), Shadows and Echoes (Challenge Records), Opening Doors: A Jazz Tribute to The Doors (his own label, City Sounds), and An Intimate Portrait in Blue (City Sounds).

Tony Gairo, who is an educator of jazz, the saxophones, flutes, and clarinets, jazz composition, arranging, theory and analysis, and jazz history, was voted the 2004 Jazz Musician of the Year - Lehigh Valley (Pa.) by Pulseweekly Magazine.

Larry McKenna, the third tenor, is an instructor of jazz theory, harmony, and saxophone at the Community College of Philadelphia.

Admission is $15 for general admission and $10 for senior citizens & students. Tickets can be purchased in advance at http://www.lvartsboxoffice.org Foy Concert Hall is located on Moravian College?s South Campus. For more information, please visit the Moravian Music Department web page at www.moravian.edu/music.

Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Anyone who anticipates needing any type of accommodation or who has questions about the physical access provided should contact Kathi Roman at Katro@moravian.edu or 610 625-7880.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.