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UT Tyler Co-hosts Jazz Spectacular Featuring ‘Blue’ Lou Marini

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November 14, 2018

Media Contact: Beverley Golden
Senior Director of Media Relations
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler

The University of Texas at Tyler announced today that it will co-sponsor the 2018 East Texas Symphony Orchestra Jazz Spectacular. Events will be held Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 15 – 17, in Tyler with famed saxophonist "Blue'' Lou Marini as guest artist.

UT Tyler will co-sponsor events on Nov. 16, including a free master class at 11 a.m. in Braithwaite Recital Hall and a Jazz Dinner with two seatings at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Cork Food & Drink.

The master class will be open to the public, providing an opportunity for students of all ages to learn from and collaborate with Marini, said Dr. Sarah Roberts, UT Tyler assistant professor of music. To register for the master class visit: https://on.uttyler.edu/2018-jazz-master-class-registration.

The Jazz Dinner will feature Marini and the UT Tyler Jazz Ensemble. Tickets to the dinner can be purchased at https://on.uttyler.edu/2018-jazz-dinner-tickets.

One of the most sought-after session horn players on saxophone, flute and clarinet, Marini has electrified audiences with his sultry and singular sounds in jazz, rock, blues and classical music. A solo artist, arranger and composer, he has been a member of Blood, Sweat and Tears, The Saturday Night Live Band and The Original Blues Brothers Band.

Marini's credits include hundreds of albums, many of which have gone platinum. He has recorded with such luminaries as Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, Tony Bennett, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Lou Reed, Frank Zappa, Aerosmith and The Rolling Stones.

A member of the prestigious UT System, The University of Texas at Tyler focuses on student success and innovative research in the more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered. With more than 10,000 students, UT Tyler has facilities in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston.

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