MP3 Jeffrey Althouse and Lowell Lawson - Enchantment
A free, spontaneous, one-take is what you get, creation.
10 MP3 Songs in this album (47:42) !
Related styles: JAZZ: Smooth Jazz, EASY LISTENING: Background Music
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Lowell K. Lawson is a graduate from the Manhattan School of Music. He''s traveled around the world and has performed in such prestigious locations as the Marriot, Grand Bohemian, and Universal Royal Pacific Hotels. Also performing at Disney, Sea World, Rollins College Bach Festival, and has sung in the Orlando Opera.
Jeff Althouse holds a Bachelor of Music degree with Jazz Emphasis from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio and is currently pursuing his Masters Degree at the University of Central Florida. He directs the Saint Cloud Presbyterian Chancel Choir, instructs over forty students a week at Jammers Music Center, and is a free lance musician playing with many local bands.
Moving to Florida in 1996, Althouse played as a substitute on trombone for the Disney Magic Kingdom World Band and the Kids of the Kingdom Band. He has also performed with the Dr. Otto Jazz Combo, Orquestra Sensual, the Chosen Few, the Cotton Davis Band, and currently plays with the Now and Then Band. He has shown a divergent interest in jazz combos utilizing non-traditional instruments. He is currently a piano accompanist with Above the Bar featuring Michael Barr on French horn, Pop Intuition featuring Bonnie Pantely on oboe, and has been doing duo work with Lowell Lawson on flute.
Althouse has been the Music Director and accompanist for the Saint Cloud Presbyterian Chancel Choir for six years. The church has a well-established tradition of supporting choral music. The Chancel Choir traditionally has successfully performed the major works of David Clydesdale, Tom Fettke, and many others. While there, Althouse has modernized its repertoire and expanded the use of orchestral and jazz musicians to support the choir’s two musicals a year.
As an educator, Althouse has been teaching piano, brass, and vocal lessons for over twenty years. He began teaching at The Fame Conservatory in Youngstown, Ohio, and The Warren Music Center in Warren, Ohio. While in Florida he taught at Mars Music in Orlando, The Music Shack in Casselbury, Florida and currently teaches at Jammers Music Center in Saint Cloud, Florida.
Althouse’s primary interest in music has been in the Jazz idiom. While at Youngstown State University as a trombone major he studied jazz improvisation, jazz arranging, and jazz piano. He played the solo chair for four years in the Youngstown State University Jazz Ensemble I. In addition, he played trombone and euphonium in the Youngstown State University Wind Ensemble, Concert and Marching Bands, and trombone in the Ohio State All Star Jazz Band. Also, while in college he began playing gospel music at St. Thomas A.M.E. Zion Church in Youngstown, Ohio. He has shown an affinity for gospel music ever since. During his time in Ohio he began playing in Youngstown area big bands and combos on a regular basis.
While attending the University of Central Florida Althouse is completing mastery of jazz piano, vocals, and entertains hopes of completing the requirements for a valid educator’s certificate. He will graduate in May, 2009.