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Meditations On Music: Jazz Faculty Recital

Meditations On Music: Jazz Faculty Recital

Bill Carrothers performs with other members of the jazz faculty in Harper Hall. Photo by Hikari Mine. On Sept. 13, I experienced music as a journalist in a way I never had before. On Sept. 13, I was reminded why I do this. On Sept. 13, the doubts I had about being a music journalist

Meditations on Music: Jazz Faculty Big Band Concert

Any student in the jazz department is undoubtedly familiar with the faculty jazz combo and its various combinations, but concerts from the big band are a whole lot rarer. Fortunately, though, their talents did not go unheard on Feb. 1 when they performed the music of Dave Rivello, a bandleader and teacher at Eastman. Written

Jazz and Swing combine for an evening of fun

Junior Sasha Higgins and senior Tanner Stegink dance at the Jazz and Swing combined dance event.   Photo by Angelica Hurtado   Wednesday Jan. 18 marked the return of Rik’s Café—a jazz event held in the Esch-Hurvis Room of the Warch Campus Center. Members of the Lawrence University Jazz Band and Lawrence University Jazz Ensemble

Album Review: Sk8 City High School All-Star Jazz Band’s “Ranch Generation”

There is nothing quite like a Sk8 City show. Their tenacious voracity is omnipresent, rearing its head in dense music and comedic moments. If you have seen them, there is no doubt you have had Easy Mac thrown at you, laughed at their goofy quips or stood in awe at a particular otherworldly musical moment,

LUJE and Jazz Band celebrate Jazz Weekend

On Saturday, Nov. 5, the Fred Sturm Jazz Celebration Weekend continued with performances from the Lawrence University Jazz Band and Lawrence University Jazz Ensemble (LUJE) in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel. The song selection featured a wide range of jazz that excited and inspired the audience. The performance commenced with the Jazz Band’s first tune, “Rat

Trout opens seventh season of Jazz

Koby Brown, Jakob Heinemann and Jack Breen open the first concert of the Trout Museum of Art’s seventh concert season of “Jazz at the Trout.” Photo by Hikari Miné On Thursday, Oct. 20, The Trout Museum of Art opened season seven of its “Jazz at the Trout” concerts. The concert involved a Lawrence University jazz

Jazz, classical faculty collaborate with Traux

On Feb. 26, students and faculty assembled in the Esch Hurvis Studio to join Sumner Truax ’12 in a collaborative recital. Truax joined the Lawrence Saxophone faculty this academic year. Truax invited Associate Professor of Violin Samantha George, Instructor of Jazz Saxophone José Encarnacíon, Professor of Music Steven Jordheim, Associate Professor of Music Michael Mizrahi,

Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet mesmerizes chapel with jazz

Last Friday, Feb. 19, at 8 p.m., the Lawrence University Memorial Chapel experienced a performance by the critically acclaimed Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet. The quartet, composed of one pianist, one bassist, one drummer and, of course, the namesake of the quartet himself—Ambrose Akinmusire on trumpet—performed approximately an hour and a half of jazz without an intermission.