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WSU receives top awards at Lionel Hampton Festival

PULLMAN — Students from the WSU Jazz Studies Program received top awards at “College Day” at the 2009 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival held Thursday, Feb. 26, at the University of Idaho.   Receiving “Adjudicators’ Choice” awards—presented to the best ensembles in their divisions—were the WSU Jazz Big Band directed by Greg Yasinitsky, Regents Professor, and […]

WSU Jazz Festival to feature Brent Jensen

PULLMAN –  The 2006 Washington State University Jazz Festival will be Nov. 8 on the WSU campus. A highlight of the festival will be a gala concert from 12-1p.m. featuring guest saxophonist Brent Jensen performing with the award-winning WSU Jazz Big Band directed by Greg Yasinitsky. Also performing will be Jazz Northwest, a faculty group, […]

Program’s reputation draws gifted musicians

Sitting back in his chair, his legs crossed at the ankles, Adam Donohue lets his fingers dance over the keys of his tenor saxophone, producing a gorgeous kaleidoscope of audible color. It’s just after noon in the basement of Kimbrough Hall, and the WSU Jazz Big Band is sight-reading director Greg Yasinitsky’s 1989 chart of […]

Jazz Big Band, VOJAZZ to perform

On Tuesday, Oct. 4, a concert featuring the award-winning Washington State University Jazz Big Band and VOJAZZ vocal jazz ensemble will be presented at 8:00 pm in Kimbrough Concert Hall on the WSU Campus. The concert will be free of charge.The concert will open with VOJAZZ performing under the direction of new WSU faculty member […]