Lee University’s Alan Wyatt, saxophone, will perform “Moje Polskie Serce” (“My Polish Heart”) on Monday, Jan. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dixon Center.
“Moje Polskie Serce” is a musical odyssey produced by Mr. Wyatt about his recent connectedness with the country of Poland. Aside from original works and orchestrations inspired by his travels there, the program will feature a presentation to “shed light on his emerging fascination with Poland.” He has served as an artist-in-residence for the jazz department of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, Poland.
Wyatt, associate professor of music, began teaching at Lee as an adjunct in 1990, and after finishing his graduate studies in jazz, he became a full-time instructor in 1996. He has shared the stage with several artists, including Frank Sinatra Jr., The Temptations, The Four Tops, Doc Severinsen, and Clay Aiken, among others.
Mr. Wyatt teaches courses in music business and serves as the area’s coordinator for the Department of Musicianship Studies in Lee’s School of Music. He also serves as director for Lee’s Jazz Ensemble. He received both his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
The recital is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.
For more information, contact Lee’s School of Music at 423 614-8240.