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Sept. 12: Jazz, blues, funk focus of WSU Faculty Artist Series concert

Gator Tail to play jazz, funk and jazz, at Sept. 12, WSU Faculty Artist Series concert
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PULLMAN, Wash. – “Jazz, Drenched with Blues and Funk” is the title of the Washington State University Faculty Artist Series concert slated for 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, in Kimbrough Hall. » More …

May 3: ‘Mo better blues at Beasley Coliseum

By Gail Siegel, WSU Performing Arts

KebMo-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Three-time Grammy winner Keb’ Mo’ will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Washington State University’s Beasley Coliseum in support of his first new album in three years, “BLUESAmericana” (Kind of Blue Music). It is set for release on April 22. » More …

Music feeds the soul of IT guys who jam at noon

Walk through most WSU buildings at noon and you’re sure to find empty offices or employees doing lunch at their desks. But stroll through Information Technology and you might think you wandered into Kimbrough by mistake.You didn’t. The live jazz and blues music you’re likely to encounter is produced by Ken Clark, graphic lab manager, playing guitar; Rick Wegner, network manager, on bass; and Geoff Allen, computer assistant administrator, on saxophone.“It’s a nice way to spend lunch,” Clark said recently. “It’s something we’ve been doing for fun.”About 18 months ago, Clark wanted someone to play blues with him at work. When he asked Allen, all … » More …

High-energy band blends blues, funk, jazz

Musician Jude Bowerman will bring his high-energy act to the Washington State University campus on June 25 to highlight the release of his new album “Life Goes On.” The performance will be from noon-1 p.m. on Glenn Terrell Mall. Bowerman covers a variety of musical styles that blend blues, funk jazz and rock into a high energy, groove-based sound, say critics. He and his award-winning band have shared a stage with the likes of Johnny Winter, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Melvin Seals, George Thorogood and more. His live performances are said to be uplifting, with “non-stop infectious grooves punctuated by a distinctly original tone and firey … » More …