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Master Flutist Galen Abdur-Razzaq to Perform at Hudson Valley

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Galen Abdur-Razzaq, a master flutist who has played throughout the United States and abroad for more than 30 years, will be the featured performer for a day of jazz at Hudson Valley Community College on Tuesday, October 12.

Known simply as Galen, the master flutist is widely known and respected as an arranger, composer, director and educator who has performed and recorded with some of the world's greatest recording artists. He has shared the stage with world-renowned artists such as Billy Taylor, Melba Moore, Sun Ra, John Patton and many others.

  • Noon: Galen will present a lecture/jazz performance that will take the audience through the history of jazz. This performance is sponsored by the college's Cultural Affairs Office.
  • 6:30 p.m.: Galen will accompany Hudson Valley students, faculty and staff as they recite their own poetry and readings in "An Evening of Jazz and Poetry." The evening is sponsored by the Hudson Valley Black Student Union.

Both events will take place in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. The events are open to the general public and admission is free.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has nearly 60,000 alumni.