Contact: Rene Abadie
Date: April 12, 2013
HAMMOND – The Southeastern Louisiana University Jazz Ensemble I will be joined by trumpeter
Graham Breedlove for a performance on Thursday, April 18. The free concert is scheduled
for 7:30 p.m. in Pottle Auditorium.
A native of Lafayette, Louisiana, Breedlove's talent has taken him to more than four continents and 20 countries, including special stops in Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan to play for members of the United States military.
Breedlove is currently the trumpet soloist with the Army Blues Jazz Ensemble, a part of the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own."
The ensemble will also be joined by Southeastern student soloists Iuliia Alyeskyeyeva and Angelisa Allen, both vocalists; Jonathan Lyons on the tenor saxophone; and Vitalie Gumeniuc on the alto saxophone.
The program will feature charts and arrangements by Breedlove, Dizzy Gillepsie and Jim Weisheit among others.
For more information, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 985-549-2184.