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Flutist Galen Highlighting Women in Jazz in Friday Show

February 8, 2012

        Flurist Galen
  flutist Galen Abdur-Razzaq

Nationally recognized jazz flutist Galen Abdur-Razzaq will present an interactive musical program highlighting the contributions of women in jazz on Friday, February 10, from 7-8 p.m. in the Worx lounge at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Hulman Union.  The event is free and open to the public.

Galen will discuss the five pillars of jazz: melody, harmony, rhythm, syncopation and improvisation, and give a demonstration of how each of these elements influences jazz.

This special performance is part of Rose-Hulman's continuing celebration of Black History Month and leads into National Women's History Month (March).  Women's Education-Women's Empowerment is the theme of this year's celebration of women's contributions in many areas of life.

Abdur-Razzaq is a talented and extraordinary flutist who has performed both domestically and internationally for over 30 years. He is a former student of the Berklee College of Music in Boston and a graduate of Rutgers University. He holds a master's degree in fine arts and education, and is an arranger, composer, director, educator and writer. He has performed and recorded with some of the world's greatest recording artists, including Billy Taylor, Sonny Phillips, Gwen Guthrie, Eddie Gladden and Jimmy Heath.