Jazz great to appear at Shrine to Music

Jazz great to appear at Shrine to Music Preston Love, a veteran of 10 European tours who has played with the biggest of the "big bands," and the Preston Love Jazz Quartet, will present a special brown bag lunch program, "African-American Music in the 20th Century: A Great Plains Perspective."

The program will be in the Arne B. Larson Concert Hall at America's Shrine to Music Museum on the campus of The University of South Dakota, Wednesday, May 16, at 12:05 p.m.

Sponsored by the South Dakota Committee on the Humanities, the program will look at the experiences of African-American musicians who lived and worked out of Omaha. Love, the outspoken author of the critically acclaimed autobiography, A Thousand Honey Creeks Later: My Life in Music from Basie to Motown � and Beyond, will lead the program.

Called "one of the most respected alto saxophonists of his time" by England's Jazz Rag Magazine, Love and his quartet will illustrate the discussion with live musical examples.

The museum's popular brown bag lunch programs are free and open to the public. Audience members are invited to stay and engage the musicians in dialogue at the end of the program.

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