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Rutgers University-Newark To Host a “Super Celebration of Jazz Saxophones” on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014

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Kenny Garrett

The Rutgers Office of University-Community Partnerships is jointly hosting A Super Celebration of Jazz Saxophones at Rutgers University Newark, on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. This special campus and community event will celebrate the jazz heritage of the city of Newark and will feature The Kenny Garrett Quintet led by internationally renowned, Grammy® Award winning saxophonist Kenny Garrett.  The concert will take place at the Paul Robeson Campus Center, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., on the campus of Rutgers University-Newark, and will be free and open to the public.

The program will be emceed by Sheila Anderson, Weekend Jazz After Hours Host for WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM, with special remarks from Dr. Clement A. Price, Rutgers Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor of History and Director of the Rutgers Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience. The concert event also will include a special performance from The Leo Johnson Quartet, led by Rutgers alumnus and Newark jazz legend, Leo Johnson, who was featured in the Star-Ledger as one of 75 of the “Greatest Jazz Musicians from New Jersey.” In addition, members of New Jersey-based youth jazz group, Jazz House Kids, will perform.

This one-time all-star saxophone concert will take place on Super Bowl Media Day, one of several events leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII, which is being hosted by New York and New Jersey at MetLife Stadium, in the New Jersey Meadowlands, on Sunday, February 2, 2014.

The event is being hosted by Rutgers Office of University-Community Partnerships, Rutgers Cultural Programming Committee, Rutgers University-Newark Office of the Chancellor, Rutgers University Alumni Association, Rutgers Jazz MA Alumni, Paul Robeson Campus Center, Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies, Magenta Jazz, WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM, Jazz House Kids, Rutgers Business School, Greater Newark Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the New York/New Jersey Super Bowl Host Committee.

While this concert event is free and open to the public, the Event Committee requests online RSVPs from all who plan to attend. To register your attendance, please visit http://ralumni.com/jazzcelebration or call 973-353-5242.

For more information about A Super Celebration of Jazz Saxophones at Rutgers University Newark, contact Rolando Herts, Associate Director, Rutgers Office of University-Community Partnerships, at rherts@newark.rutgers.edu or at (973) 353-1630.

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Rolando Herts