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Greg Yasinitsky nominated for Pulitzer Prize in Music

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PULLMAN, Wash. – Greg Yasinitsky, WSU Regents Professor and director of the university’s School of Music, has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Music for his Jazz Concerto for Piano and Orchestra. » More …

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 …

Jazz festival to feature award-winning composer

PULLMAN – Jazz organist, pianist and composer Delbert Bump will perform noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, during the 2010 WSU Jazz Festival in Bryan Hall Theater.


Bump will play with the award-winning WSU Jazz Big Band directed by Greg Yasinitsky. The performance will feature faculty soloists Dave Hagelganz, saxophone; Frederick “Dave” Snider, bass; David Jarvis, drums; and Yasinitsky, saxophone.


The concert will feature Bump’s arrangement of the Thelonious Monk classic “Well You Needn’t” and Bump’s original composition “Exactly My Point.” The program also will include Bill Liston’s “Tri-Bop,” Mike Tomaro’s “Song For Her,” Yasinitsky’s arrangement of Sam … » More …

Jazz concert to feature new WSU faculty quartet


David Jarvis, left, Greg Yasinitsky, Dave Snider and Dave Hagelganz. 



PULLMAN – The new WSU faculty quartet, Nighthawk, will perform a jazz concert as part of the WSU School of Music Faculty Artist Series at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22, in Kimbrough Concert Hall.


Nighthawk features hard driving, fiery saxophones with an emphasis on high energy improvisation.


The members of Nighthawk are well known to Palouse jazz fans: saxophonists Greg Yasinitsky and Dave Hagelganz, bassist Frederick “Dave” Snider and percussionist David Jarvis. Individually, these musicians have performed around the world with the top … » More …

Vocalist Kevin Mahogany performs with jazz bands

PULLMAN – Internationally renowned vocalist Kevin Mahogany is performing, Tuesday, with the award-winning WSU Jazz Big Band and VOJAZZ ensemble at 8:00 p.m. in Bryan Hall Theatre on the WSU campus. With eleven CD’s as a leader, and quite a few as a sideman, Mahogany has proved to be the quintessential jazz vocalist. Newsweek describes him as “the standout jazz vocalist of his generation.” New Yorker magazine writer Whitney Balliet writes, “There is little Mahogany cannot do.” Says the LA TIMES, “Mahogany is one of the first truly gifted male vocalists to emerge in years.” Mahogany will perform Duke Ellington’s classics “It Don’t Mean a Thing if it … » More …