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On the Record with Pianist Vijay Iyer

On the Record with Pianist Vijay Iyer

Interview by Louis Krauss, News editor
April 14, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Music, On the Record, Recent Stories

Vijay Iyer is a world-renowned jazz pianist and composer who has also written music for various classical and electronic ensembles. Iyer visited Oberlin last weekend to attend a workshop performance of his new violin concerto, titled Trouble, by Oberlin Sinfonietta ahead of its worldwide premiere at O...

Lorenzo’s Jazz Night Connects Conservatory, City

Lorenzo’s Jazz Night Connects Conservatory, City

Kiley Petersen, Managing editor
April 7, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

When Conservatory senior Jared Hochberg arrived in Oberlin from Chicago and realized there were few outlets in town for jazz jam sessions, he decided to create one. Jazz Night, now a monthly event at Lorenzo’s Pizzeria, was born. Hochberg plays a 90-minute set with double-degree sophomore Ari Smith and...

First Church, Family Promise Host 11th Annual Homelessness Benefit

Quentin Nguyen-Duy and Daniel Markus
March 31, 2017
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

Family Promise of Lorain County has partnered with the Conservatory for more than a decade to host annual classical music concerts to raise money for the county’s homeless population. This year, the series’ 11th installment, taking place this Sunday at the First Church in Oberlin, will feature a qua...

Fundraiser Jazzes Up First Church

Carol Longsworth, Nicki Memmott, Concert Planning Committee
March 31, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editors: Your readers will surely be interested in the Afternoon of Jazz event being offered on Sunday, April 2 at 3 p.m. at First Church in Oberlin, United Church of Christ, located at the corner of Main Street and Lorain Street in Oberlin. Jazz professionals Bobby Ferrazza, guitar; Dan Wall...

On the Record: Jennifer Hoock, OC ’83, Cat in the Cream Founder

On the Record: Jennifer Hoock, OC ’83, Cat in the Cream Founder

Christian Bolles, Arts Editor
May 6, 2016
Filed under ARTS, On the Record

Jennifer Hoock, OC ’83, aided in the re-establishment of the Cat in the Cream with roommates Charissa Smith, OC ’82, and Cheryl Serrone, OC ’83. She graduated from the Duke University School of Medicine and earned her MPH at the University of Washington. In addition to being associate director at ...

Feature Photo: A Mighty Good Time

Feature Photo: A Mighty Good Time

Danny Evans and Louise Edwards
March 11, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

The High and Mighty Brass Band blasts a jazzy tune at a packed Cat in the Cream. Though the audience was sitting at the beginning of the nine-piece band’s set on Friday, nearly every attendee was standing and dancing by the end of the fun-filled performance. The HMBB boasts a sound that combin...

Feature Photo: Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet

Feature Photo: Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet

Danny Evans and Louise Edwards
February 26, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Music

From left, pianist Sam Harris, trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, bassist Harish Raghavan and drummer Justin Brown play compositional jazz at Joseph R. Clonick Recording Studio Sunday. Attendees filled the Studio past capacity, receiving the musicians — who performed as the Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet ...

Con Opens Doors to College Musicians with New Jazz Ensemble

Sam Rueckert
February 19, 2016
Filed under ARTS, Features, Music

As an aspiring musician who has recently committed to taking every possible musical opportunity, I now realize that I have very little experience with auditioning. Yesterday I went to my second real audition since I’ve gotten to Oberlin. My friend Justin invited me to audition to drum in a jazz...

Feature Photo: PI Series Guest Recital with Ingrid Jensen

Feature Photo: PI Series Guest Recital with Ingrid Jensen

Danny Evans, Arts Editor
December 4, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music

Jazz trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, left, performs alongside College sophomores Amal Ghulam and Daniel Gonzales, Conservatory junior Jared Hochberg and Artist Diploma student Theodosia Roussos. The Cat in the Cream hosted Jensen, who collaborated with these students and others, at a PI Series guest recital...

McFerrin Melds Jazz with Neo-Soul, Hip-Hop Beats

McFerrin Melds Jazz with Neo-Soul, Hip-Hop Beats

Mary Fischer
November 20, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music, Recent Stories

Almost everyone at Taylor McFerrin’s show last Thursday danced through the night. Warmed up and ready, McFerrin had no difficulty energizing dancers with neo-soul and hip-hop beats. The Brooklyn-based DJ, producer and singersongwriter certainly proved that he does not need to ride on the fame of his...

Dance Diaspora Perform to Horace Silver

Dance Diaspora Perform to Horace Silver

Michelle Chu
October 9, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features, Music, Recent Stories

During Alumni Reunion Weekend, Dance Diaspora performers and jazz musicians showed off their creative skills with their performance of Horace Silver: Song For My Father & Other Matters Pertaining to the Heart. Alumni Kevin Louis, OC ’99, on trumpet, Shea Pierre, OC ’14, on piano, Josh Moton, O...

Multicultural Band Performs Theatrical Show

Multicultural Band Performs Theatrical Show

Sam Rueckert, Staff Writer
September 18, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Music

On Monday night at the ’Sco, Tal National transformed a shy audence that would barely tap its feet into an enthusiastic crowd dancing to the group’s energetic sound. The six-member band from Niger that became well-known through its television presence is now on tour in the U.S. for the first time. Throughout...

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