Matt Lemmler ’90 (jazz piano) to headline a cultural exchange in Israel this month

Matt Lemmler ’90 (jazz piano), a New Orleans Steinway Artist and current instructor in the Department of Jazz Studies, will headline a cultural exchange in Israel this month. The annual cultural exchange of musicians and chefs between New Orleans and Rosh Ha’Ayin, part of the Partnership2Gether program, has been active since 2006. Lemmler will be joined by fellow musicians Jason Marsalis and Martin Masakowski in multiple concerts, including the kickoff of the special 20-year gala celebrating the collective tapestry of communities. Additionally, Lemmler will lead master classes and clinics with young musicians and create opportunities for large ensembles of chorus, band, and orchestra students to join together playing arrangements he wrote for large group collaboration. On his way to Israel, Lemmler will tour in Paris, joining fellow Loyola musical alumni Jeff Boudreaux ’81 (jazz studies) on drums, Chris Thomas on bass, and Rick Margitza ’87 (jazz saxophone) on saxophone.