Jazz trumpet player Eddie Severn will be joined by pianist Dave Leonhardt for an evening of jazz at Lock Haven University.
LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Lock Haven University will host a jazz concert featuring the talents of two veteran jazz musicians. The concert, which will be Thursday, November 4 at 7 p.m. in the Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center, will showcase Eddie Severn on trumpet and David Leonhardt on piano. The public is invited to enjoy this evening of jazz, which will include jazz standards as well as original compositions. This is a free event.Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
Jazz pianist David Leonhardt has over 35 years of professional experience. He has appeared internationally throughout North and South America, Europe, the Middle and Far East with some of the biggest names in jazz. He leads his own concert ensemble, The David Leonhardt Jazz Group, with successful appearances at the International Arts Festival of Shenzen in China, the Winnipeg Jazz Festival, The French Maison de Dance in Lyon, as well festivals and concerts throughout the United States. His all star group has been heard at The Apollo Theater, The Blue Note, and Birdland. He is the musical director for The Shelley Oliver Tap Dancers, a popular all- female dance group, and is the founder and president of Big Bang Records with twenty four CDs as a leader. Severn commented, “Dave has been a friend and colleague since I moved to the USA in 1005. He is one of the finest jazz pianists I know.”
David Leonhardt’s website is http://davidleonhardt.com/press/
British jazz musician Eddie Severn is an internationally recognized trumpet player. Director of Jazz Studies at Lock Haven University, Severn has been performing for over 25 years. In April he premiered his original jazz composition, “Eye of the Beholder,” at LHU’s Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center. In September, Severn performed at a special concert at the Prague Castle in Czechoslovakia. The concert was organized by the office of Czech President Vaclav Klaus to celebrate the 60th birthday of the leading Czech bass player and composer, Frantisek Ulhir.
Severn has served as artist-in-residence at Loyalsock High School, helping to pilot a nationwide initiative called Teacher Artist Partnership (TAP). A resident of Williamsport, he frequently performs in Lock Haven, State College and Williamsport, as well as various venues internationally. His weekly radio show, “Artistry in Jazz,” is broadcast on WPTC 88.1 FM every Friday, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Eastern time.
More information about Eddie Severn is available on his website: www.eddiesevern.com