Jan. 20, 2006
Noted jazz musician and Morningside College alumnus Roger Neumann will be the featured speaker for “Turning Passion into Profits,” one of a series of presentations in the Entrepreneurship in the Arts Speakers Series at Morningside College. The presentation is slated for Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 6:30 p.m. in the UPS Auditorium of the Lincoln Center, 3627 Peters Avenue. The event is sponsored by Morningside’s Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS), the Center for Entrepreneurship Education, and The Coleman Foundation. The public is invited free of charge.
Neumann, who plays the saxophone, flute, and clarinet, will speak about working as a freelance musician, composer, and arranger. In 2002, the Los Angeles Jazz Society honored him for his work as a jazz composer and arranger. He has written arrangements and compositions for several television series and films and for musicians such as Ray Charles, Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Ray Brown, and The Beach Boys.
Neumann will also be performing with The Headliners and the Morningside College Jazz Band during the 34th Annual Tri-State Jazz Festival, held on the Morningside College campus Feb. 2-3.