Past Features

February 20, 2007 (Vol. 5, No. 2)

Jazz Brass Band to Commemorate Black Diaspora with Free Concert

Bob Stewart
Bob Stewart

In celebration of Black History Month, the Lehman Jazz Brass band will give a free concert, featuring a blend of music and spoken word performances, on Monday, February 26, at 12:30 p.m. in the Music Building's Hearth Room.

Directed by Distinguished Lecturer Bob Stewart, the performance will include songs such as "Halleluiah" and "Lift Every Voice and Song," as well as spoken word pieces from places like Suriname (Dutch Guyana), Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and New Orleans. The concert will offer a unique perspective on the greater Black Diaspora and its worldwide musical contributions.

Professor Stewart has been a professional tuba player for over 35 years and 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.

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