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Lock Haven University Jazz Workshop to Feature Renowned Musicians

Aspiring jazz musicians are invited to participate in a day-long student jazz workshop hosted by Lock Haven University as part of the Lock Haven Jams Festival. The workshop will feature instruction by renowned jazz musicians Larry Marshall on drums, Larry McKenna on saxophone, Steve Meashey on bass, and Steve Rudolph on piano. The event will take place Friday, August 18th on Lock Haven University’s campus in Sloan 121 from 10am to 4pm.

WHAT: Student Jazz Workshop

WHEN: Friday, August 18th; 10am-4pm

WHERE: Lock Haven University Campus, Sloan 121

WHO: Eddie Severn,

The second annual jazz workshop, sponsored by Thomas “Doc” Sweitzer and held in partnership with Lock Haven University and the Lock Haven Jams Festival, is a reflection of the growing support for jazz in the community. Eddie Severn, LHU associate professor of music and artistic director for the Lock Haven Jams Festival, says the day-long workshop will be more than a masterclass—it will serve as a jazz education day with a series of sessions meant to give musicians experience playing jazz alongside distinguished artists. “Lock Haven University is committed to being a focal point for jazz education in the region,” said Severn.

“The workshop is open to musicians of all ages and no jazz experience is necessary. The goal of the day is to provide participants an opportunity to learn the skills of improvisation and group performance by collaborating with several top jazz musicians,” said Severn.

The instructors each hail from Pennsylvania and carry a long list of musical accomplishments. Their combined years of experience spans decades and includes recognition as premier jazz musicians on a global scale.

Workshop participants will have the opportunity to perform standard jazz favorites on the Jams Festival mainstage Saturday afternoon at 1pm. Participation in the workshop is free, but preregistration is required.

Members of the public are invited to audit the sessions—no registration required. Lunch is included for registered participants. For more information and to register as a participant, contact

To find out more about the Lock Haven Jams Festival, visit

For more information on Lock Haven University, visit, email, or call (570) 484.2011.

Lock Haven University is a member of Pennsylvania’s State System, the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 2,300 degree and certificate programs in more than 530 academic areas of study. Nearly 520,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.

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