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Black History Month features jazz quartet

Lee Robinson Jazz Quartet
Lee Robinson's "musical voices" include tenor and soprano saxophones.
1/30/2012 —

 

SAXOPHONIST LEE ROBINSON HEADLINES CAMPUS CELEBRATION
Noon, Monday, Feb. 6, Forum Theatre

Penn State New Kensington continues its celebration of Black History Month at noon on Monday, Feb. 6, with a performance by the Lee Robinson Jazz Quartet in the Forum Theatre.

Led by saxophonist Lee Robinson, the group’s sound runs the gamut from subtle and minimalist to dense and emotional. Robinson’s learning progression went from bass clarinet to tenor and soprano sax, oboe, flute and shanai, an East Indian reed instrument. He now concentrates on tenor and soprano saxophones, what he calls his "musical voices.”

The Black History Month celebration concludes at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 29, with a performance by Jabali Afrika in the Forum Theatre. The four musician’s afro-rock sound blends authentic African music with the modern styles. All events are free to the public.

For more information, contact Lauren Blum, student events coordinator, at ldb14@psu.edu or 724-334-6063.

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