LSU School of Music to Present “Hot Summer Nights & Cool Jazz” Concert Series in June

05/20/2013 12:38 PM

BATON ROUGE – The popular “Hot Summer Nights & Cool Jazz” concert series returns to the LSU School of Music Recital Hall this summer, with shows on June 13, June 20 and June 21. Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. each evening.


The Hot Summer Nights Quartet – featuring Assistant Professor of Trumpet & Jazz Studies Brian Shaw on trumpet, Aloysia Barineau Professor of Keyboard Studies and Professor of Jazz Studies Willis Delony on piano, LSU graduate John Madere on bass and local drummer Troy Davis on drums – will perform with featured guest artists on these dates:

  • June 13 – vocalist Hilary Kole
  • June 20 – saxophonist Ray Moore
  • June 21 – “A Tribute to Early Days of Jazz,” featuring special guest Don Vappie on guitar, banjo and vocals.


Tickets for the “Hot Summer Nights & Cool Jazz” series are now available for purchase online at or by calling 225-578-6941. General admission tickets are $20; LSU faculty, staff and senior tickets are $15; and LSU students can purchase tickets for $10, with student I.D.


This year, the public is invited to join the School of Music immediately after the closing of the June 21 concert for the inaugural post-concert “After Glow,” a party celebrating jazz at LSU. Underwritten by the North Gate Merchants Association, the evening includes live music, champagne and cuisine provided by various restaurants and eateries in the area. Guests can walk the lighted path from the LSU School of Music Recital Hall to Chimes Street to enjoy this first-time event, which serves as a fundraiser for the School of Music’s jazz program. Tickets for the event only are just $20, and can be purchased by contacting Mary Bayle, associate director of development for the LSU College of Music & Dramatic Arts, at 225-578-8594 or

Aaron  Looney 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Monday, May 20, 2013