NEA Jazz Master to Lead Jazz Clinic at Seton Hill University 2/1

Internationally known saxophonist Jamey Aebersold will also perform at concert
January 16, 2014
Author: Jennifer Reeger
Musician and educator Jamey Aebersold, who was recently named a "National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, will host a jazz improvisation clinic at Seton Hill University’s Performing Arts Center.

The clinic, which is open to the public, will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Carol Reichgut Concert Hall at the Performing Arts Center, 100 Harrison Ave., Greensburg, Pa.

Instrumentalists and vocalists of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in the clinic, which costs $5 at the door. The clinic is free for Seton Hill University students and Seton Hill Community Arts Program families.

Participants should bring their own instruments and be ready to play. The clinic is sponsored by Seton Hill University, the Seton Hill Community Arts Program, Progressive Music and Stemple Music.

Later that evening, Aebersold will perform with the Youth Honors Jazz Band at its concert, which begins at 7 p.m. in the Reichgut Concert Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. The Honors Jazz Band is under the direction of John Seybert, Seton Hill associate professor of music.

For more information about the clinic and concert, contact Michelle Walters at 724-552-2923 or walters@setonhill.edu.

Aebersold is an internationally known saxophonist and authority on jazz education and improvisation and has developed a series of Play-A-Longs, numbering almost 130 volumes, as well as various other supplemental aids for the development of improvisational skills. The sets allow a musician to practice and improvise with well-known jazz personalities at home and in the classroom.

Aebersold recently received the National Endowment for the Arts 2014 A. B. Spellman Jazz Advocate Award, earning the distinction of Jazz Master and joining an elite group of jazz musicians. He is a member of the International Association of Jazz Educators Hall of Fame.