The Gonzaga University Jazz Ensemble will perform with Sal Lozano in its annual guest artist concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 24, at the Bing Crosby Theater (formerly the Met), at 901 W. Sprague Ave., in downtown Spokane.
During the first half of the concert, Lozano will be featured with pianist Don Goodwin, bassist Brian McCann and percussionist Daniel Cox, all Gonzaga instructors on their respective instruments. The second half will feature Lozano with the Gonzaga University Jazz Ensemble under the direction of jazz studies Director David Fague.
Lozano, a freelance woodwind player, has been featured in bands led by such notable musicians as Louie Bellson and Tom Kubis. He has recorded with artists including Stevie Wonder, Barbra Streisand and Will Smith, among others, and is a member of the “Dancing with the Stars” House Band. Additionally, Lozano holds a principal chair at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, where he has played on shows such as “Fosse,” “The Drowsy Chaperone” and “Edward Scissorhands.”
In addition to Lozano’s work as a performer, he is a jazz educator, serving as saxophone professor at California State University in Long Beach. He conducts clinics and master classes nationwide, serving as a clinician for Disney’s Magic Music Days workshops at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif., and at Disney’s All American College Band at Disneyland and Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla.
Tickets for the show, which is open to the public, are $10 in advance or $12 at the door and can be purchased through TicketsWest, Hoffman Music and the GU music department. Student tickets are available for $5 at the Crosby Student Center on Gonzaga’s campus.
For more information, contact David Fague at (509) 323-6735 or via e-mail.