The WSU Jazz Big Band isn’t letting the global pandemic get in the way of delivering excellent big band entertainment.
Timothy Schrader, a WSU freshman majoring in tuba performance and music education, recently placed second in the 2020 Music Teachers National Association Senior Brass Division Competition on April 13.
To accommodate social distancing, the roundtable gathered via video conference, with the performers joining from living rooms and bedrooms in their homes scattered across the Pacific Northwest.
Jazz, opera, orchestra and choir—like a four‑course feast for the ears, the musical showcase by WSU students and faculty on March 3 at the Fox Theatre in Spokane will serve up an array of aural treats.
Jazz Northwest, the Washington State University faculty ensemble, will present the concert “Collective Excellence” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11 in Kimbrough Concert Hall, as part of the WSU Faculty Artist Series.
The Pan Pacific Ensemble’s debut album “Feng” has been listed as one of the top 10 classical recordings of 2019 by The Daffodil Perspective.
Seattle rap artist Macklemore will headline Mom’s Weekend 2020 during a Beasley Coliseum concert Saturday, April 4.
Guest artists for the Gala Concert are WSU’s newest jazz studies faculty members, pianist Jake Svendsen and guitarist Gabe Condon. Also featured will be the award-winning WSU Jazz Big Band.
“Inventions” represents Chris Dickey’s ongoing commitment to inclusive programming in art music.
The concert will feature the award-winning WSU Jazz Big Band, directed by Regents Professor Greg Yasinitsky, and the faculty ensemble Jazz Northwest.