FAU Professor Produces Album in Thailand
by N. Jacobsen | Thursday, Jul 05, 2018
Michael Zager, Dorothy F. Schmidt Eminent Scholar in the Performing Arts and founder of Florida Atlantic University’s Commercial Music Program and Hoot/Wisdom Recordings recently produced an album for the Royal Family of Thailand titled “The Jazz King: A Long Journey.” Zager presented the album to the U.S. Ambassador to Thailand, Glyn T. Davies, at a celebration of 200 years of Friendship between the United States and Thailand in June. Also present at the event was Dr. Rux Prompalit, president of Payap Univeristy in Chiang Mai, Thailand where Zager is currently a visiting professor. “The Jazz King” is a tribute album in memory of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who was an accomplished jazz musician and composer. The King passed away in October 2016.