I was surprised to see that the PSU vocal jazz ensemble was also performing because I did my first review on them and I was not a fan. This time around I still did not really like it but it sounded better with no interruptions. The performance had piano, drums and I think it was a cello.
Unfortunately, I do not have the name for this piece as I could not see the board. I liked this piece because the main solo and melody was played on an upright bass. I love the deep sound of this instrument and this piece was also uplifting and cheerful. All the pieces performed were performed well and there was nothing really to dislike about the concert all things considered.
Something else that I believe is important in the evolution of jazz is the ability to read and understand musical notation. I was surprised to find out how many rock musicians were classically trained. I listened to an interview of Cory Wells lead singer of Three Dog Night, expound on the basic need for classical music training. This were the Europeans came into play. They brought with them musical notation.
Many of this success was also influenced from other legendary artists they looked up too for example: Little Richard, Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry. Also, American music such as jazz, country and even Indian music influenced their creativity. They were able to incorporate all styles and make it their own. One of the reason the band was so successful was because they were do dedicated to music, they knew how to satisfy the people and deliver their music. There were even occasions that they would play for more than seven hours.
Comparably, no two humans are indistinguishable. I formerly juxtaposed myself to other classmates, unable to realize we are each exclusive. And most importantly, unexpected intuition is the foundation of jazz. When lacking direction, when missing inspiration, remember to trust the heart.
There was a musical performance of one of the premiere American saxophone quartets, The Amethyst Quartet, on Monday, November 13th at 7:30 p.m. in the Music Concert Hall at San Jose State University. I was so excited because this is my first time that I attended a classical concert that only played by saxophones. There were four different types of saxophones being played, which included a soprano, an alto, a baritone and a bass saxophone. The program contained the Partita IV in D major, BWV 828, the Songs for the Coming Day, the Cerulean and the Andante et Scherzetto.
African Night was truly an Amazing Experience and I commend The African Student Union for providing us with authentic African culture. Africa Night took place March 3rd in the Fine arts building. The audience was mainly college students on the Friday night's show, I attribute this to the lower prices on Friday, as appose to Saturday. For most of the performance the audience listened and watched in awe, but in some portions of the performance I noticed the audience shouting and dancing to some of the music.
For me, figure skating was one of these things I was passionate about. Because I had sincerely wanted to be on the ice at 5 in the morning each day, I set myself up to finish 9th at nationals for my division, cementing my own sort of immortality. A passion for piano has done the same sort of thing as well. I have been able to make it into New Trier’s highest Jazz band junior year and have been able to play around the Chicago land area with my own jazz band for gigs. It is this passion for the beauty in both figure skating and jazz where I have created my own immortality. This passion wouldn’t have been first started without seeing the beauty behind the form.
The versatile clarinetist, saxophonist, and composer, Don Byron, opened the fourth day of the festival, which brought a higher magnetism in terms of concerts. In his very own style and using a cathartic, loose language, Byron started with a dedication to Ornette Coleman, playing one of his tunes. Along the way, he still had time for another tribute, a beautiful ballad, this time in honor of the recently deceased Allen Toussaint. For this freewheeling gathering, he brought the Cuban-born pianist Aruan Ortiz, the veteran bassist Cameron Brown, and the unpretentious drummer Bruce Cox. The performance occurred at the New School Auditorium.
They were attracted by the freedom and artistic nature of it. When white popular musicians started to integrate the Bebop style with their own music, it became that much more popular, not only in America, but around the world. Jazz became a way to unify cultures through music. It helped to bring down barriers. It reflected a new time in America, one where cultures became more integrated, but still had room to be individual.
The concert was held at Jazz at the Bistro. It was a tribute to the great trumpet player and St. Louis native Clark Terry. The concert was performed by contemporary trumpet virtuoso Byron Stripling and the Jazz St. Louis Big Band. Clark Terry was a well-known and highly respected trumpeter and flugelhorn player who has had a tremendous influence on jazz and jazz culture in the music’s rich history. Clark Terry’s music deeply moved numerous jazz legends like Byron Stripling, who once said, “You don’t have to be a jazz fan.
Besides his acting, Tim is really a very talented musician. I had the pleasure of interviewing him before the convention about a new CD (Lifeline) He had out. Soon after I reviewed the new release, and then at Space City Comic Con 2015, the live musical performance he put on. In my opinion, could not have come out any better.
I attended the Student Jazz Concert at the Bruce Owen Theatre located on the campus of OCCC on October 17, 2017. The group that was performing consisted of students from the Southeast High School and OCCC. I decided to attend this concert from the recommendation of my teacher, Professor Boyle. He had mentioned to the class that it would be a wonderful jazz concert and would be worth our wild to attend. He also offered extra credit points to attend, so this helped in many students decision to attend.
The event that I had the opportunity to attended was a country concert at the University of Kansas. This was my first time attending a concert and also the first time I had heard country music being played live. The main reason that I attended the concert was primarily because it was free and the fact that I had never been to the University of Kansas before. Myself and a couple of friends went to the concert, Mosies Suarez was one of the friends that went to the concert with me. The artist who preformed at the concert was the country artist Brad Paisley, who is a well known singer and songwriter within the United States.
For my first performance assignment, I chose to visit my local coffee shop “Taffy’s” in Eaton, Ohio where they have entertainers from the area perform almost every day of the week. My sister and I went on Tuesday, February the seventh for their annual Blues Jam Night. There were five performers, two on electric guitars, one on acoustic guitar, one on bass, and one on the drums. The group wasn’t a band, they were just individual musicians who enjoyed playing the same genre together, blues. They introduced themselves as, Jennifer Taylor on the bass, Paul Virgil on the first electric guitar and Micah Gourlas on the second electric guitar, Bob Dellaposta (the owner) on acoustic guitar, and David Maynard on drums.