CSM Twilight Performance Series: The Bruce Swaim Quartet

The Bruce Swaim Quartet will perform July 14 on the Leonardtown Campus as part of CSM’s 2015 Twilight Performance Series

Leonardtown Campus Hosts 2nd Week of Series

The second week of the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) Twilight Performance Series offers a free, family-friendly concert with the Bruce Swaim Quartet on the Great Lawn of the Leonardtown Campus, 6:45 p.m., July 14. In the event of rain, performances will move indoors to Building A, Auditorium.

The Bruce Swaim Quartet, which consists of Swaim on saxophone, Paul Langosch on bass, Jay Cooley on piano and Dominic Smith on drums, is recognized as one of Washington, D.C.’s premier jazz quartets.

Swaim attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro as a performance major in saxophone. Since moving to Washington, D.C. he has worked professionally with notable musicians, including the Four Tops and the Temptations.

Langosch began his college studies at Montgomery College’s School of Music in Rockville and then attended American University. He resides in the Washington, D.C. area and has worked with many leaders in the jazz world including Herb Ellis, Al Cohn and Bud Shank.  

Cooley studied music at Montgomery College’s School of Music as well as Catholic University’s School of Theory and Composition. Cooley has appeared with Charlie Byrd, Chuck Redd and Ethel Ennis and is a frequent musical director and guest accompanist.

Smith attended Towson University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in jazz performance. He has studied in New York City with musicians such as Kenny Washington, Ralph Peterson and Kim Plainfield and has played with jazz musicians Buster Williams, Mark Elf and Dennis Erwin.

Twilight sponsors include Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, CSM Foundation, Community Bank of the Chesapeake, the Town of Leonardtown and the St. Mary’s County Arts Council. Sponsorships are available. For information, call 301-934-7647 or visit http://csmd.edu/Foundation.

For information on the Bruce Swaim Quartet, visit www.bruceswaim.com. For information on the Twilight Performance Series, visit http://www.csmd.edu/Arts/TwilightSeries/index.html.  Performances are subject to change. For schedules, visit www.csmd.edu/Arts.


Calendar Listing

CSM Twilight Performance Series: The Bruce Swaim Quartet. 6:45 p.m., July 14, College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus, Great Lawn, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. One of Washington D.C.’s premier jazz groups, the Bruce Swaim Quartet performs jazz standards as well as original compositions. The performance will be presented as part of CSM’s Twilight Performance Series. Each week the series features a different performance on each campus. Bring a picnic and a lawn chair or blanket (no alcoholic beverages permitted). Food vendors will be on-site. Free. For a complete schedule of performances, visit http://www.csmd.edu/Arts/TwilightSeries/index.html or contact 301-934-7828.



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