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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Lindsey B. Sarjeant

Lindsey B. Sarjeant is a Professor of Music at Florida A&M University and serves as Chairman of the FAMU Music Department and arranger for the Incomparable Marching “100” Band, symphonic Band and jazz ensembles. He is past Director of Jazz Studies and is a brilliant jazz pianist, composer, jazz lecturer, jazz historian, adjudicator, Marching Band arranger and jazz keyboard clinician. Mr. Sarjeant has played with many professional jazz groups and has accompanied jazz greats such as Nat Adderley, Archie Shepp, Larry Coryell, Phil Wilson, Slide Hamilton Della Reese, Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Roberts and many other well noted and famous jazz musicians. Mr. Sarjeant and his group also toured the Soviet Union and gave five major performances in Leningrad and Moscow. Additionally, he has toured Europe with Florida A&M University Jazz Ensemble performing in Paris, Montreux, Amsterdam, Brienz and the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Hague. He’ll be appearing at Word of South as part of the tribute to Nat and Cannonball Adderley.