Flashes of Inspiration: Selvaggio Plays Saxophone Solo of Classic
Flashes of Inspiration is an ongoing series of videos showcasing the talents of Kent State University faculty and staff aimed at providing an uplifting respite from the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today’s Flashes of Inspiration comes from Bobby Selvaggio, associate professor and director of jazz studies in the School of Music, who offers a saxophone solo of the 1938 song, “I’ll Be Seeing You.”
With music by Sammy Fain and lyrics by Irving Kahal, the tune became an American classic, popular during World War II, for its nostalgic lyrics of sentimental longing for days gone by and of missing the ones we love, which Selvaggio thought was an appropriate choice for this time of social distancing.
On April 11, Selvaggio hosted a virtual concert from his living room to raise money for the Kent State Emergency Grant Fund, to aid students affected by the pandemic.