Events Calendar

35th Annual World Premiere Concert with Brandon Lee

Saturday, 14 April, 2018

Saturday, April 14, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Features the premieres of two new works by guest composer/conductor Brandon Lee, performed by The University of Scranton Concert Band & Concert Choir
Houlihan McLean Center at The University of Scranton
Admission FREE, open to the public

Brandon Lee is an acclaimed jazz trumpeter, arranger, composer, teacher, and bandleader who has made his mark on the music scene worldwide, performing and teaching masterclasses in many of the major concert halls and club venues of the world. He currently serves as Assistant Professor of Jazz Trumpet for the Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In the fall of 2008, Brandon became the youngest to join the faculty at The Juilliard School. As jazz faculty, Brandon primarily worked as the assistant conductor and conductor of jazz orchestra, conducting The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra and showcasing the orchestra in many venues nationally and internationally, with a variety of legendary guest artist/teachers. In addition to his jazz faculty position, Brandon served on staff at the Juilliard School as the Artistic Coordinator of Educational Outreach from 2010-2012.  Lee plays frequently with his own group and as a sideman in several other groups. He has taught masterclasses and performed in major concert halls throughout the world, and has performed and/or recorded with a plethora of jazz artists including Wynton Marsalis, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Eric Reed, Vincent Herring, Kirk Whalum, Jazz Conceptions Orchestra, The Birdland Big Band, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Kenny Barron Quintet, Kurt Elling, Christian McBride Big Band, David Berger Big Band, Fat Cat Big Band, and many others. The premieres of the new works for Scranton will be performed by the university’s student ensembles, made up of University of Scranton student musicians from majors spanning the curriculum, with Mr. Lee conducting the premieres of his compositions.


Cheryl Y. Boga

Phone: (570) 941-7624
Website: Click to Visit

Houlihan-McLean Center, Aula

342 Jefferson Avenue
Scranton, PA 18510