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JAZZ NEWS: The Jazz Lounge Lecture Series officially begins Wednesday, November 30 at 7:30pm featuring woodwind artist, author, educator, and composer Su Terry. The lectures are held in the Jazz Lounge on the main floor of Kemp Library next to the cafe.

Do you wonder what secret terrors and joys occupy the mind of a professional musician? Or how their creativity works? Jazz soloist, composer and author Su Terry has performed worldwide over a 35-year career. In this presentation she discusses the inner workings of a musician’s thought process, both on and off the bandstand. A Q&A with the audience will follow.

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    Al Cohn Collection

    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.

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    Zoot Fest

    SAVE THE DATE for the 6th Annual Zoot Fest on November 13, 2016: An afternoon of jazz in honor of Al Cohn and Zoot Sims. Presented by ESU and The Al Cohn Memorial Jazz Collection.

    Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall, ESU Fine and Performing Arts Building
    3-4pm: Remembering Al and Zoot, featuring saxophonist Lew Tabackin
    4:30-5:30pm: The Music of Hawthorne Nights, performed by members of the COTA Festival Orchestra
    6-8pm: VIP Reception and Post Concert Event at the Poconos' Legendary Deer Head Inn

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    Jazz Ensemble

    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