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LIU Brooklyn High School Jazz Festival Brings More Than 60 Young Musicians to the Stage

Free event with special guest Dave Liebman takes place Saturday, May 5, 2012


Fatima Kafele,Deputy Director of Public Relations
LIU Brooklyn,
Long Island University

Jazz FestivalBrooklyn, N.Y. – More than 60 high school musicians will participate in the LIU Brooklyn High School Jazz Festival organized by the campus’ music program. National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master saxophonist Dave Liebman will perform as a special guest at the free event on Saturday, May 5 at 12:30 p.m. in the Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts on campus, located on Flatbush Avenue between DeKalb Avenue and Willoughby Street. The event is open to the public.

Participating high school bands include James Madison High School, Brooklyn High School for the Arts and Frank Sinatra School of the Arts.

“Jazz is still alive in Brooklyn,” said Sam Newsome, assistant professor of music at LIU Brooklyn. “This festival is indicative of the great young talent we have in the borough.”

For more information about the festival, visit or contact 718-488-1624. For more information about the music program at LIU Brooklyn, contact Dr. Gloria Cooper, music program coordinator at 718-488-1450.

LIU Brooklyn is distinguished by...
dynamic curricula reflecting the great urban community it serves. Distinctive programs encompass the arts and media, the natural sciences, business, social policy, urban education, the health professions and pharmacy, and include the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, the Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics, the D.P.T. in Physical Therapy and the Pharm.D. in Pharmacy. A vibrant urban oasis in downtown Brooklyn, this diverse and thriving campus offers academic excellence, personalized attention, small class size and flexible course schedules. In 2006, a $45-million Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center was opened to serve the Campus and the surrounding community. In 2007, the Cyber Café was launched, providing a high-tech hot spot for students and faculty members to meet and eat.

Posted 04/30/2012

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