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Ohio University-Zanesville Hosts Lomax Quartet

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (Feb. 20, 2007) -- The Mark Lomax Quartet, will be performing at Ohio University-Zanesville as part of Black History month celebration.  The quartet will present two lecture and concerts on February 27 at noon and again at 7 p.m. 

The free concert and lecture will feature Drummer Mark Lomax, II, pianist William Mennefield, bassist Dean Hulett, and tenor saxophonist Edwin Bayard. The group will present ?Jazz as Social Commentary? with entertainment and interactive discussion. 

Lomax makes a point of expressing his heritage and spirituality through the music of jazz in the traditions of John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Omette Coleman, and jazz drumming legend Elvin Jones.  Having worked with  many notable jazz artists, Lomax considers himself most humbled by the gift of composition he feels he was given to convey a message of true spirituality, oneness with God, and strong knowledge of self he communicates through his work. 

The Ohio University - Zanesville Cultural Committee, Student Services and Joint Activity Committee, and the Kennedy Lecture Series are proud to bring the Lomax Quartet to Ohio University ? Zanesville. The public is invited to attend a free lecture/performance during the noon hour or at 7pm, in the Elson Hall Auditorium on the Zanesville campus located on Newark Road in Zanesville.

?Don't miss an opportunity to be part of this soulful experience,? said Cultural Committee Co-Chairperson, Tim Blake.

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