Hear the Pitt Jazz Ensemble, directed by Ralph Guzzi, perform classic and contemporary compositions for big band. Tenor saxophonist Chad Lefkowitz-Brown will be this year's featured soloist.
Hailed as a "sax phenom" by The New York Daily News, Chad Lefkowitz-Brown is one of the first prominent jazz musicians to emerge out of the millennial generation. He has toured globally as a soloist, and with numerous jazz artists and pop icons ranging from Arturo O’Farrill to Taylor Swift. Chad is also a member of the multi-Grammy award winning Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, and he is on faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory as a visiting artist. Downbeat Magazine selected his latest release, “Onward” as an Editor’s Pick for 2017, commending his “technical abilities that mask the difficulty of his wondrously intricate lines.”
Thursday, April 18 at 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.