Loren Schoenberg is a nationally respected jazz musician, historian, educator, author, archivist, arranger, commentator, bandleader, and teacher. He was Founding Director of The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, served as Executive Director for its first decade, and currently holds the position of Senior Scholar there. He has conducted the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra as well as the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, the American Jazz Orchestra, and the WDR Jazz Orchestra in Koln, Germany; played and recorded with Benny Carter, Benny Goodman, Jimmy Heath, Eddie Durham, Marian McPartland, Clark Terry, John Lewis, Christian McBride, and Buck Clayton; and was musical director for Bobby Short from 1997 to 2005.
He has taught for several Jazz at Lincoln Center education programs and served as a screening judge for its Essentially Ellington program for 20 years. Schoenberg has been published widely (including in the New York Times), and his book, The NPR Guide to Jazz, was released in 2003. He joins the University of Scranton Jazz Band in performing a program of music celebrating the musical lives and legacies of a variety of jazz greats.
The University of Scranton Jazz Band is a 28-member ensemble of big band style instrumentation, made up of University of Scranton student musicians from majors spanning the curriculum. They perform five or more times per year, and the majority of their performances are open to the public, free of admission charge, and often feature a nationally or internationally renowned guest soloist.
PLEASE NOTE: Event information, dates, and times are subject to change. This is a public calendar; the Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau recommends contacting the event organizer for the most up-to-date information.