Distinguished Professor in the Arts to perform saxophone and clarinet recital at Marshall

Doug Masek with instrument

Internationally renowned saxophonist Douglas Masek has been named as a Joan C. Edwards Distinguished Professor and will perform at 7:30 p.m., March 8, in the Jomie Jazz Forum on the Huntington campus.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Masek has an extensive record of professional performances around the world as a soloist, orchestral player, chamber musician and studio and movie soundtrack sideman. He has performed on five continents.

With degrees from the University of Cincinnati College – Conservatory of Music and the Ohio State University, Masek completed his academic education with a Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of Southern California. He is an in-demand musician and has shared the stage with contemporary artists such as John Legend, Elvis Costello, Herbie Hancock, Christina Aguilera, Cher, Barry Manilow and Seth MacFarlane, among others.

In addition to his public concert, Masek will host clarinet and saxophone master classes for Marshall students, a lecture and discussion about the music industry for students, and Single Reed Day, a workshop and concert.

Masek’s residency is made possible through Joan C. Edward’s endowment to bring artists, scholars, and performers to Marshall’s campus for the benefit of the University community. This year’s residency is hosted by Dr. Edwin and Ann Marie Bingham.

For more information on Masek visit www.dougmasek.com

For more information on the public concert, call the School of Music at 304-696-3117.

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