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Lawrence Nelson

Larry Nelson
  • Associate Professor
  • Ph.D., University of Kentucky
  • M.M., University of Kentucky
  • B.A., University of Kentucky


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Larry Nelson is Assistant Professor of Saxophone, Jazz Studies, and Musicology at Eastern Kentucky University, where he teaches applied lessons in saxophone and directs the EKU Jazz Ensemble, the EKU Saxophone Quartets, and the jazz saxophone ensemble Saxophobia. He also teaches classes in Jazz History and Jazz Improvisation.

An active performer on both saxophone and bass, Larry is a member of the EKU Faculty Jazz Quintet, the Osland Saxophone Quartet, the Kentucky Jazz Repertory Orchestra, the Dimartino-Osland Jazz Orchestra, and appears frequently with the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra. He has performed with Ray Charles, Manhattan Transfer, the Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Doc Severinsen, the Four Tops, the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Lou Rawls, the Jimmy Dorsey orchestra, Ben Vereen, and many others artists of note.


♦ MUS 146E, 246E, 346E, 446E: Saxophone I-IV

MUS 250: Small Ensembles

MUS 254/454: Jazz Ensemble

MUH 271: Jazz History

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