New in Student Performance
This monthly series features MSU students as the MSU Broad Art Lab becomes a laboratory to develop and showcase music, dance, poetry, film, or something we haven’t even thought of yet. Join us and support the experimentations of these creative Spartans across campus.
“Becoming” is a new jazz collective featuring Eric Wortzman (Trumpet), Markus Howell (Sax), Luther Allison (Piano), Liany Mateo (Bass), and Zach Adleman (Drums.) They will be debuting a program of original compositions and arrangements penned by each of the five members of the band. Every member has experience leading his/her own band, which will make for an exciting and interactive experience for the audience!
Members of the group have garnered numerous awards and have taken their music all across the world. Most recently, Zach won the J.C Heard National Drum Competition and recorded percussion on Ted Nash’s Big Band recording, The Presidential Suite, which received two Grammy’s in 2017. Other awards include acceptance into the The Gathering Orchestra, Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead program, the Grammy Camp-Jazz Session Big Band, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra. As sidemen and with various MSU Jazz Ensembles, members have performed at the After Parties at the Grammy’s, Carnegie Hall, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Blue Note, and the Dirty Dog, with jazz luminaries such as Rodney Whitaker, Wynton Marsalis, Christian McBride, Michael Dease, and Jimmy Cobb.
This event will be held at the Art Lab, located directly across the street from the museum at 565 E Grand River Ave., East Lansing, MI 48823.