48th Annual Rowan Jazz Festival concert

48th Annual Rowan Jazz Festival concert

February 16, 2018 - 8:00pm
Location: 
Pfleeger Concert Hall
201 Mullica Hill Road
$15.00
(856) 256-4545
Audience: 
Open to all

Rowan University’s Department of Music and the Maynard Ferguson Institute of Jazz Studies present the 48th Annual Rowan Jazz Festival’s closing night concert, A Tribute to Oliver Nelson. Guest artist Oliver Nelson, Jr. joins acclaimed director/performer Denis DiBlasio and the Rowan Jazz Band for a salute to his late father’s groundbreaking work with selections from Nelson’s The Kennedy Dream. The Kennedy Dream is an album of original songs by noted African-American composer/arranger Oliver Nelson recorded in 1967 in honor of the late President John F. Kennedy. The eight tracks are interspersed with audio clips from notable speeches on human rights made by JFK. The Rowan performance will include narration by the university’s provost, Dr. James Newell.