FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kristin Trehearne Lane
Director of Public Programming
Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Loyola University Chicago Continues Spring Concert Series with Jazz Showcase
Department of Fine and Performing Arts Highlights Student and Faculty Work
CHICAGO, April 15, 2015 – Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts (DFPA) continues its 2015 spring concert series on Thursday, April 23 with the Jazz Showcase. The concert will highlight the student Jazz Ensemble, as well as the faculty Jazz Ensemble, and feature musicians Anthony Molinaro, Scott Burns, Victor Garcia, Matt Ulery, and Jon Deitemeyer.
Pianist Anthony Molinaro has appeared as a soloist with more than 50 symphony orchestras and composed music in both classical and jazz genres. In a Chicago Tribune feature story about Molinaro’s most recent album, critic Howard Reich says, “He transforms these works creating a distinctive world of sound for each one by bringing harmonic sophistication, rhythmic complexity and textural intricacy that far surpasses the originals.”
Tenor saxophonist and director of the Jazz Ensemble, Scott Burns, has been a fixture of the Chicago jazz scene since moving to Chicago. Burns frequently shares the stage as a leader and sideman with the area’s finest jazz musicians.
Trumpet instructor Victor Garcia has been performing with his group Chicago Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble (CALJE) for more than 10 years. He has performed worldwide and has recorded many albums, two of which received Grammy nominations in 2005 and 2008.
A successful Chicago band leader, bassist Matt Ulery has produced and released six albums of original music. When not touring, he appears in Chicagoland music venues like Millennium Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion.
Acclaimed drummer Jon Deitemeyer completes the ensemble. As a graduate of the esteemed University of North Texas, he brings a creative, expressive style that rounds out the group.
The Jazz Showcase commences at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $10 with discounts available for students, alumni, faculty, staff, and senior citizens.
The Newhart Family Theatre is located on the second floor in the Mundelein Center for the Fine and Performing Arts at 1020 W. Sheridan Road in Rogers Park on Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus. Tickets can be purchased online at LUC.tix.com. Contact the box office at or 773.508.8400 with questions or concerns, or visit blogs.LUC.edu/ArtsAlive for more information.
About the Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Loyola’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts aligns the creative energies of dance, music, theatre, and visual arts to provide quality arts education to students. This interdisciplinary collaboration, and the renovation of two arts facilities on the Lake Shore Campus, has inspired a renaissance of the arts on campus. This year’s public programming includes more than 100 innovative events engaging several art forms. For information and events, visit blogs.LUC.edu/ArtsAlive.
About Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, with nearly 16,000 students. More than 10,000 undergraduates hailing from all 50 states and 82 countries call Loyola home. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy, as well as course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. The University features 11 schools and colleges, including the Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, Graduate School, and Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago. Consistently ranked a top national university by U.S. News & World Report, Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. To learn more about Loyola, visit LUC.edu, “like” us at Facebook.com/LoyolaChicago, or follow us on Twitter via @LoyolaChicago or @LoyolaNewsroom.
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