Lehman Jazz Band to Give Free Concert May 13 and Perform ‘Essentially Ellington’ Program

BRONX, NY—The Lehman College Big Band will give its final concert of the season on Sunday, May 13, at 2 p.m. in the Lehman Studio Theatre, performing a celebration of the music of Duke Ellington. This event is free and open to the public.

Distinguished Lecturer and noted tubist Bob Stewart will lead the band in “Essentially Ellington,” including selections from the Lionel Hampton Songbook and the Broadway musical Beauty and the Beast. Lehman student vocalist Ernestine Guzman will be featured in the ever-popular classic “It Don’t Mean a Thing.” The audience will also get a sneak preview of the College’s newest performing group, the Blue and Green Saxophone Ensemble.

Professor Stewart, a professional tuba player for over 35 years, has performed and recorded with artists like Dizzy Gillespie, Charles Mingus, McCoy Tyner and Wynton Marsalis. He has also recorded three of his own albums for JMT and Postcard Records.

A senior college of the City University of New York, Lehman is located at Goulden Avenue and Bedford Park Boulevard in the northwest Bronx and is accessible by bus as well as the #4 and “D” subway lines. Free attended parking is also available.

For more information, contact the Lehman Music Department at 718-960-8247 or music.department@lehman.cuny.edu.

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Contact: Yeara Milton/ 718-960-8109