Todd Hill http://wkms.org en MSU Music Professor Releases Solo Piano Gospel Album http://wkms.org/post/msu-music-professor-releases-solo-piano-gospel-album <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dr. Todd Hill, Director of Jazz Ensembles at Murray State University, releases his new album "The Brown-Back Hymnal" a collection of solo piano gospel songs. On </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Sounds Good</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, we listen to some cuts from his album and talk about the inspiration for what Hill calls "Aunt </span>Flossie<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> meets Dr. John having a pianistic conversation on a dark corner in New Orleans."&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:01:55 +0000 Kate Lochte & Matt Markgraf 42290 at http://wkms.org MSU Music Professor Releases Solo Piano Gospel Album MSU Town & Gown Plays 4th of July Weekend http://wkms.org/post/msu-town-gown-plays-4th-july-weekend <p>The Murray State University Town and Gown Community Band celebrates Independence Day weekend with a concert Saturday night at 8 in Lovett Auditorium on the MSU&nbsp;campus. The concert is free and open to the public. The community band is a partnership between the university and the community, welcoming musicians of all ages to play together. Todd Hill stops by <em>Sounds Good</em> to talk with Tracy Ross about the concert.</p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:49:30 +0000 Tracy Ross 41764 at http://wkms.org MSU Town & Gown Plays 4th of July Weekend Summer Concerts by MSU Town & Gown Community Band http://wkms.org/post/summer-concerts-msu-town-gown-community-band <p><em>Note: Due to weather, the concert has been moved indoors to Lovett Auditorium.</em></p><p>Maestro Todd Hill and Mark Welch join <em>Sounds Good</em> today to talk about the Murray State Town &amp; Gown Community Band summer concert season, including Tuesday night's free concert at 7 p.m. in Lovett Auditorium. &nbsp;</p><p><em>Listen to the conversation:</em></p><p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 18:38:56 +0000 Kate Lochte 41155 at http://wkms.org Summer Concerts by MSU Town & Gown Community Band MSU Town & Gown Community Band Seeking Musicians http://wkms.org/post/msu-town-gown-community-band-seeking-musicians <p>The Murray State Town &amp; Gown Community Band kicks off its third season. The band includes between 90 to 100 members ranging in age from high school to college students to regional adults, college students. Registration is open to community members and can get more information by <a href="mailto:thill@murraystate.edu">contacting Todd Hill</a>.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Todd Hill stops by <em>Sounds Good</em> with the details and some music performed by last year's band.</span></p><p> Mon, 12 May 2014 20:42:47 +0000 Tracy Ross 40514 at http://wkms.org MSU Town & Gown Community Band Seeking Musicians The Black Cats Jump Returns to WKMS - A Chat with Todd Hill http://wkms.org/post/black-cats-jump-returns-wkms-chat-todd-hill <p>Back in the 1980s, The Black Cats Jump was a thirteen part series of hour-long programs on big band music with host Bobby Bryan and co-producer Mark Welch. The series featured some of the great black big band leaders, sidemen, vocalists, and arrangers. The first show aired live on Friday, October 3, 1980. Dr. Todd Hill and Mark Welch revisit the series for special airings Tuesdays at 9 p.m. during Cafe Jazz, starting September 17. Cafe Jazz hosts George Eldred and Todd Hill talk about the program and how they re-mastered the series with Mark Welch.</p><p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 16:43:26 +0000 George Eldred & Todd E. Hill 34912 at http://wkms.org The Black Cats Jump Returns to WKMS - A Chat with Todd Hill Town & Gown Community Band Perform Saturday at Lovett http://wkms.org/post/town-gown-community-band-perform-saturday-lovett <p>Murray Town &amp; Gown Community Band Conductor Todd Hill and Murray State Director of Community Relations Mark Welch join Tracy Ross today on <em>Sounds Good</em> to speak about the Murray Town &amp; Gown Community Band concert coming up this Saturday in Lovett Auditorium during the city's Freedom Fest, prior to the fireworks display. Town &amp; Gown is a partnership between the university and the city of Murray, geared towards facilitating the discussion and opporunity for collaborative events, philanthropy, and service. <a href="http://www.murraystate.edu/townandgown">See more at about Town &amp; Gown</a>.</p><p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 19:47:41 +0000 Tracy Ross 32519 at http://wkms.org Town & Gown Community Band Perform Saturday at Lovett Hear "Swing into Spring" from Lovett Auditorium (Full Broadcast) http://wkms.org/post/hear-swing-spring-lovett-auditorium-full-broadcast <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Enjoy our live of&nbsp;music and comedy from the </span>1930s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span>40s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> from Lovett Auditorium, originally broadcast on April 16.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Lovett was filled with the sounds of two big bands, a band-within-a-band, and a live radio broadcast on&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">WKMS</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, such as one you might have heard back in the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">1930s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">1940s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Now you can hear the show live, on demand!</span></p><p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 21:10:55 +0000 Matt Markgraf, Todd E. Hill, Tracy Ross, Mark Welch & Bob Lochte 30932 at http://wkms.org Hear "Swing into Spring" from Lovett Auditorium (Full Broadcast) “Chuck’s Music Shop” During Café Jazz Tuesdays on WKMS http://wkms.org/post/chuck-s-music-shop-during-caf-jazz-tuesdays-wkms <p>Director of Jazz Ensembles at Murray State and WKMS volunteer Dr. Todd Hill hosts <em>Café Jazz</em> Tuesdays from 9-11 p.m. Dr. Hill has introduced a new twenty-minute segment during Tuesday’s <em>Café Jazz</em> called “Chuck’s Music Shop.” The segment airs at 9:40 p.m. and the music is drawn from the personal jazz collection of the late Chuck Simons.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 16:50:50 +0000 Jenni Todd & Todd E. Hill 27354 at http://wkms.org “Chuck’s Music Shop” During Café Jazz Tuesdays on WKMS