Jazz Educator to Present Sessions at SWOSU onTuesday

Alan Hood

Jazz educator and University of Denver professor of trumpet Alan Hood will be on the Southwestern Oklahoma State University campus in Weatherford on Tuesday, October 14, and the general public is invited to Hood’s free sessions.

He will clinic SWOSU Jazz Ensemble A at 2 p.m.  and then present a jazz improvisation masterclass at 3 p.m. in Room 102 of the Fine Arts Center.

Hood is an expert on the life of a jazz giant, trumpeter Clifford Brown, and several SWOSU jazz students will perform transcriptions of solos by Brown. In addition to the Brown-based masterclass, Hood will show a documentary on the life of Brown immediately after the 3 p.m. session.