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Pepperdine Jazz Ensemble Performs Concert at Raitt Recital Hall
The Pepperdine Jazz Ensemble, directed by Brian Scanlon, will perform Monday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. at Raitt Recital Hall, Malibu.
The Pepperdine Jazz Ensemble is made up of students and faculty from many different disciplines around the campus that have a passion and love of performing and learning about this great music. Performances always attract a large audience and give students an opportunity to develop skills essential for performance in the music world today.
Scanlon has been an active member of the Los Angeles music scene since 1987. As a saxophonist and woodwind doubler he has made his mark in the recording studios, on the concert stage and in nightclubs.
Born in Queens, New York, and raised in New Jersey, Scanlon started playing the saxophone with Ramon Ricker at the prestigious Eastman School of Music where he earned both a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music (1981 and 1983).
Scanlon's career highlights include touring with song and dance man Ben Vereen (1986-1999) and regular appearances on the "Tonight Show" as a member of the NBC Orchestra (1988-1992). He also toured with trumpeter Doc Severinsen (1988-1996) and briefly played lead alto with Buddy Rich (1986).
Scanlon can be heard on several soundtrack recordings such as Monster's Inc., A Bug's Life, Moulin Rouge, and Analyze This. He has recorded with Randy Newman and Rosemary Clooney and performed with Tony Bennett, Dizzy Gillespie, B.B. King, and the LA Philharmonic. Saxophone soloist for Natalie Cole and Maureen McGovern are among his current gigs as well as extensive freelancing in the LA area.
For more information about this free event, visit the Center for the Arts Web site.