LSU School of Music Announces 2019 “Hot Summer Nights, Cool Jazz” Lineup

BATON ROUGE – “Hot Summer Nights, Cool Jazz,” the LSU School of Music’s trademark annual summer jazz series, will return this June, featuring four uniquely styled performances with the LSU School of Music jazz faculty and prominent guest artists.

All evenings will feature the legendary sounds of the Hot Summer Nights Quintet, consisting of Brian Shaw, trumpet; Doug Stone, saxophone; Willis Delony, piano; Bill Grimes, bass; and Troy Davis, drums.

June 6 – Guitarist John Bishop

June 7 – Trombonist Aric Schneller, director of jazz studies at Sam Houston State University

June 20 – Vocalist Nicole Zuraitis, GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter acclaimed for her versatile work across the classical, pop, and jazz genres

June 21 – Clarinetist Gregory Agid, Texas-native known for breaking new ground on clarinet in modern New Orleans jazz

All “Hot Summer Nights, Cool Jazz” performances will be held in the LSU School of Music’s Recital Hall and all begin at 7:30 p.m. More information and tickets are available at or by calling 225-578-3527.

About the LSU School of Music

As part of LSU’s College of Music & Dramatic Arts, the LSU School of Music offers its students one of the nation’s most comprehensive music programs. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music since 1931, the program includes approximately 70 faculty and staff members, 300 undergraduates, and 150 graduate students. Divisions include academic studies, bands, ensembles and conducting, instrumental, keyboard, music education, and voice/opera.




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