Saint Martin's College lecture series features jazz musicians on jazz

Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Lacey - A musical journey through the world of jazz awaits the audience at the next presentation in the Saint Martin’s College Lecture Series. This free musical presentation and talk will be at 7 p.m. March 30 at Kreielsheimer Hall on the Saint Martin’s College campus, 5300 Pacific Ave. S.E. The public is welcome.

Presented by Saint Martin’s interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and jazz aficionado Robert Miller, Ph.D., and a group of local musicians, the program will discuss this uniquely American music form from several perspectives. Joining Miller, who plays the sax, will be area musicians Dave Joyner on piano, Phil Lawson on guitar, Steve Luceno on bass and Dave Snodgrass on drums. Besides playing samples of many jazz styles that had their earliest roots in Southern slave music, the musicians will talk about their music - what they listen to and what inspires them.

Miller, a music education expert, directed the Lionel Hampton School of Music at the University of Idaho for 15 years before joining the Saint Martin’s faculty in 2001. He earlier chaired the department of music at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas and was assistant director of the Arizona State University, Tempe, School of Music.

He also has been a faculty member in the Stan Kenton Clinics and served as a clinician, performer or adjudicator at numerous clinics and workshops.

The Saint Martin’s Lecture Series, presented by the college’s honor society, the Society of Fellows, is a joint project of TCTV, the City of Lacey and Saint Martin’s. The upcoming presentation will be taped and later aired on TCTV several times in coming weeks.

For more information:
Robert Miller, Ph.D.
Vice president for academic affairs
360-438-4310; rmiller@stmartin.edu

Deanna Partlow
Media coordinator/senior editor
360-438-4541or dpartlow@stmartin.edu