Cameron University Jazz Festival to feature alumnus Michael Cox on saxophone

The Cameron University Department of Music will present the 2013 Jazz Festival Concert featuring Dr. Michael Cox on saxophone on Thursday, February 28. Cox will join the Cameron University Jazz Ensemble and the Cameron/Lawton Community Jazz Ensemble for the event. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Cameron University Theatre and is sponsored by the Cameron University Lectures and Concerts Series and the Cameron University Department of Music. The concert is open to the public at no charge.

photo of Michael CoxA Cameron alumnus, Cox is Professor of Saxophone and Jazz Studies at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. He also maintains a continuous schedule as a freelance saxophone and woodwind soloist and performer in the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, the Columbus and Lancaster Symphonies, Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra, and numerous groups including Brasileira, the Science Gravy Orchestra, Magically Delicious, Too Far North and the Powerhouse Trio. 

Cox earned a Master of Music degree from Wichita State University and a Doctorate in Music from the University of Northern Colorado.  He will perform with both the Cameron University Jazz Ensemble and the Cameron University/Lawton Community Jazz Ensemble, both under the direction of Dr. Mike Compton.

The Cameron University Jazz Ensemble will perform the timeless classic “Stardust” as well as more contemporary compositions including “Blue Sesame” by Andrew Neu and “A Few Good Men” by Gordon Goodwin. The Cameron University/Lawton Community Jazz Ensemble will include an arrangement of the Blood Sweat & Tears song “Alone” as well as Oliver Nelson’s “A Penthouse Dawn” and Dizzy Gillespie’s “Manteca.”

For more information, contact the Cameron University Department of Music at 580-581-2440.

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February 19, 2013

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