MSU Jazz Orchestra

Arts
1:15 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

#BeBold for Murray State Jazz Orchestra's Crowdfunding Campaign

Kate Lochte, Tina Bernot, Todd Hill
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

The Murray State Jazz Orchestra is working to highlight its student performers and historic year in 2014 by creating a CD recording of the songs they played at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago. Murray State Jazz aficionados can find more information about helping this project at raceralumni.com/bebold. Murray State's Interim Director of Development Tina Bernot and Director of Jazz Studies Dr. Todd Hill stop by Sounds Good to talk to Kate Lochte about the project.

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Arts
12:26 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

MSU Jazz Orchestra Previews Midwest Clinic Concert Tonight in Lovett

Dr. Todd Hill on Sounds Good

The Midwest Clinic is among the largest instrumental music educators conferences in the world, drawing an international attendance of roughly 17,000. Murray State University's Jazz Orchestra was one of two jazz programs in the country selected to perform at this prestigious event (the other is Sam Houston State University). Director Dr. Todd Hill stops by Sounds Good with a preview of their concert, this December in Chicago, tonight in Lovett Auditorium. 

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Arts
3:57 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Quad State Brings Trumpeter Allen Vizzutti to Murray

Murray State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble and the MSU Jazz Orchestra welcome guest trumpet virtuoso Allen Vizzutti Friday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. in Lovett Auditorium. The concert is part of the 66th annual Quad-State Senior High Band Festival. A highlight of the Wind Ensemble is the premiere of KY composer James Curnow's new work "A Moment in Time" exploring the writings of Matsuo Basho of 17th Century Japan and Henry David Thoreau of 19th Century Massachusetts. Dennis Johnson, Director of Bands at Murray State University, spoke with Tracy on Sounds Good about the upcoming performance.