2017-2018 Casual Concert Series
Marty Nau, Robert Redd, Steve Novosel

Washington Conservatory of Music presents

MARTY NAU, saxophone
STEVE NOVOSEL, acoustic bass
Music from the Great American Songbook

Friday, August 4, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Washington Conservatory at Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, MD 20812
Admission by Donation | directions

Marty Nau is a highly active and sought after jazz alto saxophone player in the Washington DC Area. Upon graduating from high school Marty enlisted in the Navy Music Program. After coming to the Washington DC area in 1980, he played with such big bands as the "Blues Alley Big Band", Bill Potts Big Band Guy Lombardo, and others. He has performed with the National Symphony and Richmond Symphony and has backed up such performers as Dizzy Gillespie, Eddie Daniels, Stanely Turrentine, Joe Williams, Rosemary Clooney, Ethel Ennis, Nancy Wilson, Maureen McGovern, Snooky Young, and many others. He can be heard on the Navy Commodores CD recording "Here and Now". After playing lead alto and conducting for the Navy Commodores, Marty retired from the Navy Band in 1997. Marty teaches jazz saxophone at Washington Conservatory of Music, Howard University and Sheridan School. Marty’s current freelance music activities include performing with the Baltimore Symphony, the Metropolitan Jazz Ensemble, the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra, and the Great American Music Ensemble, and leading the Marty Nau Quartet which has recorded three CDs under an independent label including the very well received "Strings Attached." A Selmer clinician, Marty performs jazz improvising clinics at the high school and college level.

A jazz concert of music from the Great American Songbook.

This program is presented in coordination with Art Walk in the Park. Every First Friday, May through September from 6pm to 8pm, the Glen Echo Park Partnership hosts open studios and artist demonstrations in the Park's many visual arts studios and galleries. Each month features different activities.

The Washington Conservatory is a nationally accredited community music school for students of all ages. The Conservatory welcomes both seasoned and novice classical concert-goers and encourages families to attend our concerts with their children.

Parking is available in the large parking lot at Glen Echo Park.

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