November 5, 2013 - Harrogate, Tennessee — Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) Assistant Professor and Music Program Director Joe Carucci will perform with his SoundFoundry Jazz Quartet on Monday, November 11, in the Arnold Auditorium of the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum at 7:30 p.m.

SoundFoundry was formed in 2006 as a collaborative effort between Carucci (woodwinds), Danny Cecil (bass), Ross Whitaker (guitar) and Paul Deatherage (drums). SoundFoundry has performed at a wide variety of venues throughout the United States, and has established itself as a contributing force in contemporary jazz. The improvising ensemble has built a repertoire of predominantly original tunes and personalized arrangements of jazz standards and pop songs. In June 2010 SoundFoundry served as artists-in-residence at the Third Annual University of Minnesota-Morris Summer Jazz Experience where they coached ensembles and offered clinics and master classes to high school and college jazz musicians. They recently released their first self-titled studio recording featuring all original works.

Carucci is a saxophonist, composer and educator who was raised in Clifton Park, N.Y. He received a bachelor of music from the Eastman School of Music and a masters and doctorate in musical arts from the University of Kentucky. He has studied saxophone with Dr. Ramon Ricker, Professor Miles Osland and the late Nick Brignola. Carucci has performed throughout the United States as well as Japan, China and Canada with many musicians including Miles Osland, Phil Nimmons, Rob McConnell, Hugh Frasier, Vince DiMartino, Manhattan Transfer, David Sanchez, Bob Mintzer, The Temptations, Eric Alexander and Louis Bellson. Many of his compositions are available through Walrus Publishing and have been featured by bands such as the Vancouver-Victoria Jazz Orchestra, University of Kentucky Jazz Ensemble, Oliver Ames High School Jazz Ensemble, UCLA Jazz Ensemble, University of Minnesota-Morris (UMM) Jazz Ensemble, UMM Symphonic Winds, Megasax Quartet and the Joe Carucci Big Band. In addition, his compositions have been used on Pioneer Public Television for various PPTV programs.

The program is free and open to the public.

Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423-869-6280 or e-mail at

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