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From left: Faculty Jazz Ensemble members Robert Hodson, Michael Hackett,
Bradley Townsend, Devin Drobka and guest artist Sharel Cassity
perform during a Music Mosaics Tribute to Charlie “Yardbird” Parker.

A tribute to bebop

Lizzy Rost, Arts and Rec Editor December 13, 2020

Charlie “Yardbird” Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Earl Hines traveled the country during the swing era in the 1930’s. This was an era when radio had just caught on and music artists produced real physical...

Event brings new activities to campus

Event brings new activities to campus

Brenda Echeverria, Arts & Rec Editor January 30, 2018

Magician Daniel Martin headlined the Warhawks at Night event Jan. 26 in the University Center Hamilton Room where students gathered to see his improvised magic and sarcasm. Martin performed his pick-pocketing...

Jazzing up the holidays with UW-W Jazz Band

Jazzing up the holidays with UW-W Jazz Band

Christopher Mathews, Staff Writer December 13, 2017

There is a certain vibe most people get from the holiday season, that time period between November and January. It is chaos: a calamity of love, panic, holiday cheer, for some a reminder of loss, all rolled...

WI-JEN Valentine’s Day Dance

WI-JEN Valentine’s Day Dance

February 12, 2014

Feb. 12, 2014 By Abrielle Backhaus By Sarah Steed   If you are struggling to find date ideas for Valentine’s Day, Wisconsin Jazz Education Network’s Valentine’s Day swing dance could...

Mas Sugihara and Jennifer Brimson Cooper of the Aea Duo

Plenty to see at Light Recital Hall in January

January 22, 2014

Jan. 22, 2014 By Abrielle Backhaus   Awea Duo Musicians:Jennifer Brimson Cooper, flute; and Mas Sugihara, saxophone. How did the group start: We both went to Moorhead State University...

Jazz reading band set to take stage

Jazz reading band set to take stage

October 2, 2013

By Elise McArdle   “A jazz reading band is a great opportunity for beginning jazz musicians, advanced jazz musicians, anyone who wants to play, to get together in a big band setting. It’s...

Students express love for Christmas music and jazz

December 5, 2012

  Traditional holiday music will be dancing its way out of the Light Recital Hall on Dec. 5, as the UW-Whitewater Jazz Ensemble I performs its last concert of the semester. The ensemble will...

Jazz organization hosts swing dance lessons

October 17, 2011

The student organization Wi-Jen (Wisconsin Chapter of Jazz Educators Network) is holding a swing dance at 7 p.m. on Oct. 18 in the UC Ballroom. Senior Nicole Heling is the president of the organization....

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