ESU JAZZ LOUNGE LECTURE SERIES
Wednesday, February 22 at 7:30pm, Kemp Library Jazz Lounge
Free and Open to the Public!
Guest Lecturer Jay Rattman - The Music of Legendary Pianist John Coates Jr.
John Coates Jr. inspired generations of musicians with his brilliant and personal playing from his perch as "house pianist" for many decades at Delaware Water Gap's legendary jazz club, the Deer Head Inn. In this presentation, saxophonist and devoted fan of Coates Jay Rattman will introduce listeners to Coates's recorded output as a pianist and composer, and discuss some of the artists who were possible influences on Coates, as well as those who have drawn inspiration from him over the years.
Representing all forms of jazz from all eras, the Al Cohn Memorial Jazz Collection was founded and named in honor of the award-winning Al Cohn — legendary saxophonist, arranger, composer and conductor.
Comprised of students and community members, the ESU Jazz Ensemble rehearses once a week. Often joined by some of the areas finest guest musicians, the ESU Jazz Ensemble performs a Fall and Spring concert at no charge to the public under the direction of Dr. Matt Vashlishan