Lecture on African American Jazz Musicians at CSUSB’s PFAU Library


By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley) – The John M. Pfau Library at Cal State San Bernardino will present a lecture on African American jazz artists and the evolution of the tenor saxophone on Wednesday, Feb. 25, from noon-1 p.m.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held on the fourth floor of the Pfau Library room PL 4005. Complimentary parking is available by stopping at the parking kiosk on University Parkway.

Robert Knop, CSUSB professor of music, will lead the lecture and demonstration of the styles of prominent jazz musicians of the 1940s-2000s. He will be performing these on the tenor saxophone.

Some of the artists whose styles will be performed by Knop include Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, John Coltrane and Grover Washington Jr.

The rise of the tenor saxophone as a preeminent improvisational voice in big band, combo, smooth and contemporary jazz evolved, in part, from the creative work of black artists such as Coltrane.

For more information about this lecture, contact Iwona Contreras at (909) 37-3447 or email icontrer@csusb.edu.

For more information about Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Public Affairs at (909) 537-5007 and visit news.csusb.edu.

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