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Jazz Lounge Listening Series

Join us in Kemp Library next to the café at the Jazz Lounge for the first listening session on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 7pm. Get acquainted with jazz of all kinds each month!

Jazz Lounge Listening Dates Fall 2018:

  • Wednesday, RESCHEDULED FOR NOV 28 - Stan Getz with the Oscar Peterson Trio (Cool Jazz 1958)
  • Wednesday, December 19 - Wayne Shorter, The All Seeing Eye (Avant Garde 1965)

Free and open to the public, just relax and listen!

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    2nd Annual Duke Ellington Nutcracker Suite

    Save the Date! 2nd Annual Duke Ellington Nutcracker Suite
    Saturday, December 8th, 2018
    7:00pm - For tickets, visit:

    Join the Water Gap Jazz Orchestra for a evening of classic big band jazz in the holiday spirit for the 2nd annual Duke Ellington Nutcracker Suite. Hear one of the most iconic jazz records of all time performed live by local and international professionals. 

    ESU Fine and Performing Arts Center
    Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall
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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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    University Jazz Ensemble

    Fall Concert Wednesday, December 5th at 7:30pm
    Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall, Fine and Performing Arts Building

    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