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Jonathan Scales Fourchestra Visits Akron, Showcases Unique Musical Processes

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra Visits Akron, Showcases Unique Musical Processes

By Jessica Ricks, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 26, 2019

To celebrate his 35th birthday, Jonathan Scales and his Fourchestra made a last-minute stop at BLU Jazz+ on Market Street in Akron, their self-proclaimed “favorite city in Ohio,” on Sept. 14. Scales describes his music as a complex blend of jazz and steel pan elements as well as unique rhythmic pa...

BLU Jazz +: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-10-16

BLU Jazz +: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-10-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

November 9, 2016

Think of BLU Jazz + as a fancier version of your usual club hangout with your crew. This club is located in downtown Akron, so it is quite accessible for UA students. BLU Jazz + is known for its quality live jazz performances in a modern venue setting with “state-of-the-art stage, sound, and l...

Jazz Group “Blue Pi” Entertains Crowd in the Student Union for the Conclusion of Black History Month

Jazz Group “Blue Pi” Entertains Crowd in the Student Union for the Conclusion of Black History Month

By Paul Clifford, Writer

March 2, 2016

The jazz group Blue Pi gave a stellar performance in the Student Union on Monday evening, Feb. 29 to conclude Black History Month. The group is composed of musicians Kofi (piano), Jay (saxophone), and Rob (percussion). The University of Akron hosted several events throughout February to celebrate...

Students jazz things up at Guzzetta

Students jazz things up at Guzzetta

By Jaclyn Scarborough, writer

December 9, 2015

The “Large Jazz Ensembles” concert showcased the many talents of UA’s music students, and included many solo performances, allowing many of the students to have their moment in the spotlight. UA’s School of Music presented this end-of-the-semester jazz concert on Dec. 7 in Guzzetta Hall. The ...

UA Music Ensemble performs at Guzzetta

By Ashlee Fields, Page Designer

November 12, 2015

Kevin Wilson, a graduate of The University of Akron School of Music, had his “Twilight Resound” premiere performance that was composed for the UA Music Ensemble on Nov. 10 at Guzzetta Recital Hall. He was one of six composers that evening, all of which were conducted by Guy Bordo. “Twilight...

UA gets jazzed up

By Julie Mullet, Writer

October 14, 2015

Guzzetta Recital Hall was filled with relaxing sounds of the saxophone, bass, guitar, and many more instruments on Oct. 13. This past Tuesday marked the night of UA’s School of Music small jazz group performances. The show consisted of two separate jazz groups, each performing four songs. Th...

UA JazzFest kicks off

March 21, 2013

Sydney Laubscher Whether you like the big band sound or smooth undertones, the premiere of the four-day JazzFest, held in the Guzzetta Recital Hall, was the place to be on Tuesday. Students, directors and professors alike expressed their love for jazz and live performance for the twelfth consecutive year...

Akron native brings unorthodox music philosophy full circle

October 3, 2011

By: Ian Schwarber On a rainy afternoon in Akron, it isn’t hard to imagine why Ralph Carney moved away to San Francisco over 20 years ago. At the same time, it is easy to understand why he still calls Akron home and returns here as much as possible. “There is a dismal beauty that inhabits Akron m...