Guest saxophonist to visit Marshall tomorrow

GordonTowellMarshall’s jazz studies program will welcome guest artist Dr. Gordon Towell Thursday, Sept. 12. He will be on the Huntington campus working with students during the day and performing at 8 p.m. in the Jomie Jazz Forum with members of the Marshall music faculty.

Towell, a saxophonist, is a jazz faculty member at Morehouse State University in Kentucky and a member of Landau Eugene Murphy’s band.

“Gordon is a superb saxophonist and jazz educator,” said Dr. Martin Saunders, professor of trumpet and director of jazz studies at Marshall. “He is versed in many different styles, and he will demonstrate that on Thursday night. Having been on the Landau band with him for a couple of years now, I can tell you that he Gordon is the consummate musician and gentleman, and I’m excited for our students to learn from his expertise.”

The performance at 8 p.m. Thursday is free and open to the public. Performing with Towell will be the jazz faculty rhythm section, which includes Jay Flippin, piano; Jeffrey Thomasson, guitar; Steve Heffner, bass; and Steve Hall, drums.

Call the School of Music and Theatre at 304-696-3117 for more information.