Gloria Fiero Lecture Series Highlighted Improvisational Jazz with Faculty Members
Friends of the Humanities spotlighted the UL Lafayette Faculty Jazz Combo for this year’s Gloria Fiero Lecture Thursday, September 27th at 11 a.m. in the Angelle Hall Auditorium on the UL Lafayette campus. This combination performance/lecture gave the audience an insider’s view of the serendipitous mystery that is improvisational jazz. Dr. Garth Alper– piano, Dr. Paul Morton-trumpet, Dr. Jeffrey George-guitar, Dr. Bob Nash-bass and Dr. Bob Luckey- sax began with a song. They took breaks to share how they communicate on stage through visual cues; how they know when one solo will end and another begins; and many other secrets of the organic nature of this musical art form.
This annual lecture in the humanities was named for Dr. Gloria Fiero whose popular courses at the University had been one of the strongest initial attractions for the Friends. Friends of the Humanities was established in 1989 as a non-profit organization dedicated to: enhancing the role of the interdisciplinary humanities at UL Lafayette and in Acadiana; generously providing various means of support to the college of Liberal Arts; and strengthening the resources of the University’s humanities program.