Author Archives: Ursa Anderson

Shanty Club performance

On Nov. 10, Larry’s Privateers had their last show of the term about what shanty tunes are best known for: crappy jobs. The group performed nine songs revolving around this theme, whether it was coal mining, railroad working, whaling or just being Scottish. The crew includes sophomores “Captain” Nick Mayerson, “First Mate” Matt Rynkiewicz, “Quartermaster”

Guest quintet performs

On Thursday night, Sept. 19, the Conservatory hosted a guest recital featuring Ralph Alessi and This Against That in Harper Hall. The quintet included Alessi himself on trumpet, Jon Irabagon on tenor saxophone, Andy Milne on piano, Drew Gress on bass and Mark Ferber on drums. Alessi has composed several other albums through the years,

Anat Cohen Quartet enchants jazz series

On Friday night, Lawrence University’s Memorial Chapel was graced with an invigorating performance by the Anat Cohen Quartet. This was the fourth installment of the 2018-2019 jazz series put on by the University. Earlier this year, the Regina Carter Quartet, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and the Nicole Mitchell Quartet performed in this series and put