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Nov. 4: Free concerts part of WSU Jazz Festival
October 21, 2015

Horace-YoungPULLMAN, Wash. – Visiting saxophonist and Washington State University alumnus Horace Alexander Young will perform with the faculty/student WSU Jazz Big Band during a free, public concert at noon Wednesday, Nov. 4, in Bryan Hall.

June 19: Jazz and Wine Festival, free music clinic at Tri-Cities
May 26, 2015

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Mackey-webRICHLAND, Wash. – Jazz musician Wes Mackey will perform at Washington State University’s first Jazz and Wine Festival 7-9:30 p.m. Friday, June 19, on the Columbia Center Rotary Stage at WSU Tri-Cities, 2710 Crimson Way, Richland.

Nov. 5: Guest drummer, trumpeter highlight jazz festival
October 14, 2014

BrianPloeger-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A visiting drummer and WSU trumpeter will perform with the WSU Jazz Big Band during a free, public concert at noon Wednesday, Nov. 5, in Bryan Hall at Washington State University. The concert is part of the daylong WSU Jazz Festival for area high school groups.

WSU receives top awards at Lionel Hampton Festival
February 27, 2009

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 VOJAZZ (vocal ensemble) directed by Kathleen Hollingsworth, in her first year as a School of Music faculty member. Also receiving an Adjudicators’ Choice award was WSU bassist Matt Grimes who was invited with other top soloists of the day to perform … » More …

WSU receives top honors at Hampton Festival
February 26, 2007

On College Day at the 2007 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival last week, five different WSU jazz soloists and ensembles took top honors in their division.”I am gratified that WSU was recognized for excellence across the musical spectrum, from ensembles to individuals, from instrumental soloists to vocal soloists and from performance to composition,” said Greg Yazinitsky, Meyer Distinguished Professor and coordinator of WSU’s jazz studies program. “I am extremely proud of our students and faculty.” The WSU Jazz Big Band, under Yazinitsky’s direction, earned first place in the College Guest Band division and received the Adjudicator’s Special Commendation award. In individual performances, Matt Lanka received the … » More …