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WRTI's NPR Live Sessions Video of the Week: Vibraphonist Steven Perry In The Spotlight

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Vibraphonist Steven Perry with alto saxophonist Sarah Hanahan

The cohort of carefully selected emerging jazz musicians that make up the LUQ Boysie Lowery Living Jazz Residency collaborate to perform original works that forward the creative ideas of its namesake, Robert "Boysie" Lowery.

The legendary music instructor's theories and techniques informed a series of noteworthy students from Ernie Watts, Gerald Chavis to Marcus Belgrave, and Clifford Brown.

Based in Lowery's adopted hometown of Wilmington, DE, the annual program features an experienced faculty—including Warren Wolf, Aaron Diehl, Aaron Parks, and Ari Hoenig —that gives the selected artists a chance to polish their skills while showcasing talent and passion for keeping jazz alive.

Watch vibraphonist Steven Perry perform "The Centipede" with fellow alumni of The Boysie Lowery Living Jazz Residency: Shia Yuval (drums), Sarah Hanahan (alto saxophone), Leo Weisskoff (bass), and Eric McGarry (guitar) in the WRTI Performance Studio.

Bobbi I. Booker is an award-winning Philadelphia-based, multi-media journalist and radio personality whose velvety voice has been a mainstay in the Delaware Valley for over two decades. In 1981, Bobbi launched her professional broadcast career with WRTI as a news reporter, and in 1999 was named co-host of Ovations.