The Portland Cello Project has taken on a life of its own, bringing its unique, eclectic musical mix and collaborations with other types of performing artists to bars, live music venues, loading docks and other places cellos – and classical music – never dreamed they’d go.
“With each single that Armstrong released during this era, musicians would wait with baited breath to hear what he was going to do, and then they’d try to emulate the style,” describes Byron Stripling, Artistic Director of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra.
Join us for an exclusive interview with pianist Andre Watts as he prepares for his collaboration with the Columbus Symphony
Shostakovich described the 10th Symphony as a biography of Stalin, especially the second movement. Listen and you’ll hear exactly what Shostakovich thought of the ruler of the Soviet Union and his government.
Meet blues guitarist Sean Carney as he talks about music and the value of passing on the tradition of the blues.
Local painter Duarte Brown shows how the new movement of Performance Painting is done – where painters, rappers, singers and dancers get together and make a one-of-a-kind experience. Duarte is a master artist in the TRANSIT ARTS program – a program that helps teens focus their energy on art. Transit Arts is the local connection [...]
Of guitarist Richard Smith, who is just 30 years old, Chet Atkins said: “He can play anything I know, only better.”
As a special treat, Byron Stripling and the Jazz Arts Group Quartet perform a number at the newly renovated Lincoln Theatre.
Music is, after all, organized noise, and it is through music that misfiring brain synapses are hopefully corrected.
The Lincoln Theater is open and we talk to Gene Walker, Columbus’ own master sax player, as he remembers his own past at the theatre and how important it is to bring jazz back to the neighborhood.
If you want to be in the OSUMB, you must sign up for Music 205.01, a 2-credit-hour summer class. Nobody on campus works harder for two credits.