Royal Oak High School is part of a busy agenda for New York jazz guitarist Peter Bernstein, who's in the state this week as a Michigan State University Federal Credit Union Jazz Artist in Residence.
The 47-year-old New York native, whose credits include more than 80 recordings -- nine as a band leader -- and membership in the all-star Blue Note 7 and saxophonist Sonny Rollins' band, will be part of the Jazz Expo 2015 at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5 in the school's Kimball Audtiorium. Bernstein will perform with the MSU Be-Bop Spartans jazz orchestra under the direction of Rodney Whitaker. Admission is a free-will donation to the school's Auditorium Renovation Fund.
Bernstien is also performing this week at high schools in Detroit, Spring Lake and Holland, as well as a Friday concert at Fairchild Theater on the MSU campus in East Lansing. Bernstein is also holding workshops and master classes for students at teh MSU College of Music.
More information about Bernstein's residency and his schedule can be found at http://music.msu.edu/news.