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Larry NelsonAssociate Professor and Woodwind Area Coordinator

Ph.D., University of Kentucky
M.M., University of Kentucky
B.A., University of Kentucky

Contact Information
Office: Foster 207
Mailing Address: Foster 101
Phone: 859-622-5006


Larry Nelson is Associate Professor of Saxophone, Jazz Studies, and Musicology at Eastern Kentucky University. He teaches applied lessons in saxophone and directs the EKU Jazz Ensemble, the EKU Saxophone Quartets, and the jazz saxophone group Saxophobia. He has also taught Jazz Improvisation and various Music History courses.

An active performer on saxophone and electric and upright bass, Larry is a member of the Dimartino-Osland Jazz Orchestra, the Kentucky Jazz Repertory Orchestra, the Osland Saxophone Quartet, the Lexington Jazz Collective, and various regional commercial bands. He has performed with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, the Temptations, Manhattan Transfer, Doc Severinsen, the Four Tops, Johnny Mathis, the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Lou Rawls, the Jimmy Dorsey orchestra, and many others artists of note.

School of Music

521 Lancaster Avenue
Foster 101
Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: 859-622-3266

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