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A Master Class with One of the Most-Heard, Least-Known Players in the World

Moravian College Hosts George Young Concert Featuring Moravian Jazz Combo I

(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania)—George Young, one of the most frequently heard jazz musicians of our time, will perform at Moravian College with Moravian’s Jazz Combo I on December 10, 2004. The concert, A Master Class with One of the Most–Heard, Least-Known Players in the World, takes place in Foy Concert Hall at 1:00 p.m. and is free of charge.

Throughout the concert, the team will play various musical compositions. Pieces for the night include “Joshua Comp.” by Victor Feldman, “Billie’s Bounce Comp.” by Charlie Parker, “Recorda-Me Comp.” by Joe Henderson, and “Driftin’ Comp.” by Herbie Hancock.

Young, a renowned jazz musician, plays over ten instruments, including the tenor, alto, soprano, and sopranino saxophone, clarinet, alto flute, c flute, East Indian and ethnic flutes, and the piccolo.

Though sometimes playing with a detached sound, Young has a smooth, flexible style. His quality musicianship has allowed him to play with many well known musical artists. Sometimes overshadowed by the legends he accompanies, Young has performed with Pavarotti, Jagger, Lennon, Madonna, Gillespie, Brown, Sinatra, and Elvis, just to name a few.

Young’s music can be found everywhere. He has contributed to many major motion-picture soundtracks, including Sleepless in Seattle, Meet Joe Black, You’ve Got Mail, The Object of my Affection, All that Jazz, Silent Movie, New York, New York, Working Girl, When Harry Met Sally, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and Eight Crazy Nights.

Accompanying Young is the Moravian College Jazz Combo I, a jazz group directed by Tony Gairo. The group includes Moravian seniors, juniors, and sophomores. It is comprised of seniors Kyle Slemmer on tenor sax, Greg Lissauer on alto sax, and Marissa Lexi on alto flute, juniors Keith LaBar on piano, Laura Crouthamel on bass, and sophomores Joel Mikulyak on trombone, and Mike Lorenz on guitar. Artist lecturer Gary Rissmiller will perform as a guest drummer in the Jazz Combo.

This concert is made possible through a grant from Selmer.

Foy Hall is located on the Hurd Campus of Moravian College at Main and Church Streets, Bethlehem, PA. For more information, please call (610) 861-1650 or email the music department at music@moravian.edu.