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PNC Bank Concert Series Continues with “Jazz at the Organ” March 22

Published: March 09, 2015
On Sunday, March 22, jazz organist Lutz Felbick will display the versatility of the Dobson pipe organ in The University of Tampa’s Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values when he performs with saxophonist Heribert Leuchter as part of the PNC Bank Concert Artist Series. The program begins at 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

The unusual program, which features jazz on the pipe organ, is comprised of original works and improvisations by both Felbick and Leuchter.

Felbick is a classically trained organist, conductor and jazz pianist. He serves on the faculty of the Robert Schumann Conservatory in Düsseldorf, Germany, and has numerous performance credits in all of his performing genres. Felbick holds a doctorate in historical musicology.

Leuchter is a sax player, composer and music producer. He works as a musical director in theatre and musical theatre, and is the founder and director of various ensembles, including the LUX-Orchestra and the Heribert Leuchter Trio. In addition, he produces for his own record label dedicated to jazz, LUXaries Records.

As a duo, the two have opened new doors to using the pipe organ as an instrument in jazz. Felbick has named this project JATO (Jazz at the Organ), and this performance is part of their first joint tour of the U.S. Their collaborations are rooted in musical impressionism and various streams of classic and contemporary jazz.

Doors open at 1:30 p.m.; seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking is available on campus, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd.

The 2014-2015 PNC Concert Artist Series is underwritten by PNC Bank and the UT College of Arts and Letters. For more information, contact caldean@ut.edu or go to www.ut.edu/sykeschapel .