Tuesday, March 27, 2007
ORANGEBURG - South Carolina State University Lyceum Entertainment Series presents jazz flutist Galen Abdur-Razzaq.
Razzaq is a nationally known Jazz Flute Clinician and one of the most popular college campus entertainers in the country. Razzaq will appear in a free performance on the University campus on Wednesday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Barbara A. Vaughan Recital Hall in the Fine Arts Center.
Razzaq is a talented and extraordinary flutist from Montclair, N. J., who has performed both domestically and internationally for over 30 years. A former student of the Berkley College of Music and a graduate of Rutgers University, Razzaq holds a master’s degree in Fine Arts and Education. He is an arranger, composer, director, educator and writer.
He has performed and recorded with some of the worlds greatest recording artists. Among them are pianist Billy Taylor, Sonny Phillips, Gwen Guthrie, Eddie Gladden, Grachan Moncur III, Jimmy Heath, Clifford Adams, Curtis Boyd, John Patton, Melba Moore, Freda Payne and Sun Ra.
In addition to Razzaq’s extensive recording career, and because of his intellectually stimulating lectures and powerful jazz performances, he is considered one of the most popular artist on university and college campuses in the country.
Razzaq’s keen ability to transform an audience with the smooth, rich sound of his flute leads to the common conclusion that Galen is indeed a “master” musician.
For more information, contact Professor Frank M. Mundy, Co-Chair, Lyceum Entertainment Committee at 536-8815 or 536-7123.