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Eastman News Highlights August 28, 2017

August 28, 2017

Here are some select clippings from the past week showing the variety of hits/mentions identifying musicians and scholars as Eastman School of Music alumni, faculty or students. Note: Some links may have expired.) American Health Names James VanDemark to Education Board (American Health Council 08/23/2017)  Mr. James VanDemark, Professor of Double Bass and Chair of […]

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Eastman’s Jazz Ambassadors to Japan

August 24, 2017

By Dan Gross The Eastman Jazz Sextet left today (Thursday, August 24) at 2 p.m. to go around the world. Current students and recent graduates — Christian Crawford, trumpet; C.J. Ziarniak, saxophone; Luke Norris, saxophone; Sterling Cozza, piano; Ryder Eaton, bass; and Chase Ellison, drums — have gathered under the watchful eye of Professor Jeff […]

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Eastman News Highlights August 21, 2017

August 21, 2017

Here are some select clippings from the past week showing the variety of hits/mentions identifying musicians and scholars as Eastman School of Music alumni, faculty or students. Note: Some links may have expired.) Local Musician Attends Prestigious Summer Music Academy (Chicago Daily Herald 08/15/2017)  Birch Creek celebrates its 42nd concert season in 2017 and continues […]

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Eastman Jazz Sextet Bound for the Tokyo Jazz Festival

August 18, 2017

For the first time, the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music Jazz department will have an ensemble travel to Japan to perform at the Annual Tokyo Jazz Festival. The Eastman Jazz Sextet, led by Professor of Jazz, Jeff Campbell, will travel courtesy of sponsorship from the United States embassy in Japan. The Sextet will be […]

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Eastman News Highlights August 14, 2017

August 14, 2017

Here are some select clippings from the past week showing the variety of hits/mentions identifying musicians and scholars as Eastman School of Music alumni, faculty or students. Note: Some links may have expired.) Gateways Music Festival performers discuss representation and the next generation (WXXI News 08/11/2017)  “It is so dynamic,” said Amadi Azikiwe, violist and […]

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Summer by the Numbers: Summer at Eastman 2017

August 9, 2017

Participants in the 2017 Eastman Summer Saxophone Institute. Photo: Sylvie Beaudette by Andrea Schuler, Summer at Eastman Program Coordinator The 40 days of Summer at Eastman 2017 were a whirlwind of music, study and fun! Here are some numerical highlights of the season: Summer students came to Eastman from 35 states (plus Washington, DC) and […]

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Eastman News Highlights August 7, 2017

August 7, 2017

Here are some select clippings from the past week showing the variety of hits/mentions identifying musicians and scholars as Eastman School of Music alumni, faculty or students. Note: Some links may have expired.) Gateways Music Festival celebrates black composers, players (Democrat and Chronicle 08/06/2017)  Coming up this week is a Rochester staple festival celebrating a community of […]

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Embracing Innovation and Honoring Tradition: the 2017 Eastman Music Leadership Conference

August 4, 2017

Music schools and conservatories face constant challenges, from attracting students across the world, to offering relevant curricula, to seeking out funding to support their endeavors. Participants from around the country gathered for the Eastman Leadership Conference on June 21 – 24, 2017. Outstanding presentations, interactive work sessions, conversations, and social events highlighted this conference dedicated […]

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Contemporary Jazz Pianist: An Interview with Bill Dobbins, Part II

August 2, 2017

By Dan Gross Pianist-composer Bill Dobbins has been an esteemed member of Eastman’s jazz faculty twice: from 1973 to 1994, and again from 2002 to the present. (He spent the intervening years as music director of the West German Radio [WDR] Big Band.) He is now Professor of Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media, as well […]

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Contemporary Jazz Pianist: An Interview with Bill Dobbins, Part I

August 1, 2017

By Dan Gross Pianist-composer Bill Dobbins has been an esteemed member of Eastman’s jazz faculty twice: from 1973 to 1994, and again from 2002 to the present. He is now Professor of Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media, as well as conductor of the Eastman Jazz Ensemble and Eastman Studio Orchestra. His Eastman career has spanned […]

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