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Nov. 6-9: Hollywood composer, studio musician, WSU alum, shares insights

Paul Henning, composer, musician
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PULLMAN, Wash. – Hollywood studio musician, arranger, major film music composer and rising star. It’s not your average resume for someone who grew up on a Palouse wheat farm and graduated from nearby WAZZU. » More …

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Marian E. Smith Award, Distinguished Faculty Address, Regents Professor

 

Greg Yasinitsky’s office conveys a lot about him. The Meyer Distinguished Professor of music’s office is flooded with natural light and is furnished with a piano, a keyboard, four saxophones in varying ranges and a clarinet.

 

The walls are adorned with shelves housing CDs, tapes, records, sheet music and even old reel-to-reel recordings. Sandwiched between his framed degrees and awards are pictures of him with jazz greats like Louie Bellson, Clark Terry and Lionel Hampton.

 

This fascination with music and jazz has inspired Yasinitsky’s many accomplishments, including recent WSU honors … » More …

Top musician to play with Jazz Big Band and VOJAZZ

Pianist and composer Brent Edstrom will perform with the Washington State University Jazz Big Band and VOJAZZ vocal jazz ensemble Tuesday, April 6, in Kimbrough Concert Hall on the WSU campus. The concert is set for 8 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Edstrom has performed with many top jazz artists, including Clark Terry, Lee Konitz, Ernie Watts, Jon Faddis, Bob Berg, Bob Mintzer and Peter Erskine. He currently works as a freelance writer and arranger for Hal Leonard Publishing Corp. Highlights of his publishing work include transcriptions and arrangements of the music of Art Tatum, Bill Evans, Kenny Barron, John Williams … » More …