Abdur-Razzaq plays flute for students


A flutist, double bassist, and drummer played jazz rhythms in the dining room during lunch on Feb. 8 to celebrate Black History Month.

The jazz trio opened for flutist Galen Abdur-Razzaq, who talked about civil rights after the musical performance.

MCCC President Kojo Quartey was sitting front row to the trio playing.

Quartey said Molly McCutchan, director of Human Resources, arranged the performance.

“He actually called me and asked if we’d like a performance,” McCutchan said.

The event was called Women in Jazz and Notes.

Abdur-Razzaq closed the musical performance with words of encouragement and empowerment for the audience.

“He’ll speak about civil rights and then he performs,” McCutchan said. “Today he’s gonna talk about women and jazz.”

Abdur-Razzaq is from Orlando, Florida and hires local musicians for his performances.

“He’s done lectures for us before during Black History Month,” she said.

“It’s been a few years and the last time he was supposed to perform was on Martin Luther King Jr. day, but we had a snow day.”