February 20, 2016

Joe Lovano

NYU Washington, DC hosted a Salon Series with renowned musician Joe Lovano. This conversation illustrated his distinct technique on the saxophone and he discussed his creative methodology. This program was made possible by NYU Washington, DC through collaboration with NYU Steinhardt's Jazz Studies program. 

Joe Lovano

Joseph Salvatore Lovano was born in Cleveland, Ohio on December 29, 1952 and grew up in a very musical household. After high school, Joe attended Berklee and his college years were pivotal, a precursor of future collaborations and career opportunities. During his Boston years, Joe was part of a vibrant scene, always jamming and meeting new musicians, something he has done his entire life. To finance his education, he continued working club dates and other assorted gigs, including an organ trio engagement he shared with future Nonet member George Garzone down in Boston's combat zone.

David Schroeder

Moderator - David Schroeder, B.M.E. University of Northern Iowa, M.M. New England Conservatory, D.A., New York University. As the Director of Jazz Studies, Dr. Schroeder is continually developing an interactive environment between students, artist/faculty and the jazz community thriving in and around New York City. Schroeder's vision for jazz education combines theory and practice, taking advantage of NYU's proximity and interaction with legendary jazz clubs and other music industry opportunities located within New York City and around the world. As the Director for Steinhardt Music’s dedicated Study Away sights at NYU Paris and NYU Prague, his students gain confidence in pursuing international careers in music.

Ronald Abramson

Event Host - Ronald D. Abramson is prominent in the DC community. He is a member of the New York University Board of Trustees, where he spearheaded the establishment of NYU Washington, DC. He is Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of the prestigious Corcoran Gallery of Art. He also serves on the Boards of the Washington Airports Task Force, Spoleto Festival USA, the Historic Sixth & I Synagogue, the D.C. Jazz Festival and the National Symphony Orchestra. Ronald was also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center for several years.

The NYU Washington, DC Salon Series: Conversations with Writers & Artists presents an opportunity for the NYU and Washington, DC community to meet and engage in dialogue with acclaimed writers and artists as they reflect on their craft. This program provides facilitated conversations that aim to illuminate the guests’ creative processes, discuss their current works, and explain the impact of their work on the world around us.