Renowned flautist Galen Abdur-Razzaq was the featured performer Sept. 20 inside Cowley College’s Robert Brown Theatre.

Galen Abdur-Razzaq

Photo by Jenna Nichols/Cowley College

He provided those in attendance with an understanding and appreciation of jazz, along with its historical significance.

Abdur-Razzaq was accompanied by four other musicians who performed jazz sets between his lectures.

A flutist from Montclair, New Jersey, he has performed for more than 30 years.

He is a former student of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, and a graduate of Rutgers University.

Abdur-Razzaq spoke of many influential jazz musicians through history, including Louis Armstrong, Buddy Boldin, Benny Goodman, Cab Calloway, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie “Bird” Parker and many more.

This information was provided by Cowley College Director of Institutional Communications and Public Relations Rama Peroo.