This is the annual Black History Month concert presented by Webster University's Department of Music.
Saxophonist, educator and composer Harvey E.A. Lockhart has been involved with the arts since birth via his artistic family. Lockhart’s music career officially began in the summer of 1993 when he was introduced to the saxophone by jazz trumpeter Melton Mustafa at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center in Liberty City, Miami, Florida. During his career, Lockhart has had the opportunity to work with and share the stage with many great artists such as Melton Mustafa, Wycliffe Gordon, Darryl Reeves, Russell Gunn, Lewis Nash, Carl Allen, John Fedchock, Benny Golson, Lew Soloff, Curtis Fuller and Louie Bellson to name a few. Lockhart performs throughout St. Louis and the region with his quartet and the Jazz St. Louis Big Band.
As an educator, Harvey has been passionate about teaching, performance and mentoring since 2000 in both the public and private sectors. Since 2010, Lockhart has been the Band Director at Riverview Gardens High School where he has been rebuilding one of the best music programs in North St. Louis by revitalizing the band program from 10 students to 60, re-establishing concert, marching and jazz bands and built an inventory of over 80 new and used instruments. He also serves as the Performing Arts Coordinator of Secondary Education for the Riverview Gardens School District.
Harvey is the Founder, Executive and Artistic Director for HEAL Center for the Arts. HEAL Center for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and multi-disciplinary center of music, arts learning, and performance for St. Louis’ urban communities. The Center provides arts education programs after school and during school vacations to middle and high school students and fosters a rich, and diverse cultural perspective of the arts. HEAL Center for the Arts is incubated by the Kranzbergh Arts Foundation. Click Here to learn more.
Monday, February 4 at 7:00pm
Winifred Moore Auditorium
470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119