Flutist to present music by the women of Jazz

Nationally known Jazz flutist Galen Abdur-Razzaq will present an interactive musical program highlighting the contributions of women in jazz Sunday April 10 at 2 p.m. in the Toms River branch of Ocean County Library (101 Washington St.)

He will discuss the five pillars of jazz: melody, harmony, rhythm, syncopation and improvisation, and give a demonstration of how each of these elements influences jazz.

Galen Abdur-Razzaq is a talented and extraordinary flutist, who has performed both domestically and internationally for over thirty years. He is a former student of the Berklee College of Music, Boston, and a graduate of Rutgers University. He holds a master’s degree in fine arts and education and is an arranger, composer, director, educator, and writer.

He has performed and recorded with some of the world’s 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, Sun Ra.

This program is free and open to the public.  For more information, or to register for the program, contact the Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library at (732) 349-6200 or (609) 971-0514 or visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org .


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