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Music students and alum honor illustrious N.J. musicians

Music students and alum honor illustrious N.J. musicians

Photo Credit: Lindy Zeledón, courtesy of TAPinto New Brunswick

Several Mason Gross student musicians are featured in a video documenting the creation of Paving the Way, a street mural honoring illustrious Black musicians hailing from New Jersey. The mural is on display outside the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center on Livingston Avenue.

Students masked up and gathered onstage at NBPAC for on-site recording of an original arrangement of Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On,” arranged by Mason Gross jazz student Vaughn Stavropoulos. The performance features the following Mason Gross musicians:

  • Hannah Burke – cello
  • Saul Dautch – baritone sax
  • Ian Young – bass
  • Jem Seidel – drums
  • Justin Lazaro – saxophone and flute
  • Ben Liberti – tuba
  • Ashley Toner – viola
  • Alec Tonno – violin
  • Vaughn Stavropoulos – piano

Mason Gross alum Pete Creekmore performed on flute.