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Alan Pasqua And Peter Erskine On IU Jazz And David Baker

Two renowned Jacobs School jazz alumni discuss their time as students in the '70s.

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Photo: courtesy the Jacobs School of Music

(Left to right) Robert Hurst, Peter Erskine, David Baker, Randy Brecker, and Alan Pasqua at the 2012 Jazz Celebration.

On April 21st the IU Presidential Concert Series presented a Jazz Celebration featuring four internationally renowned jazz alumni. Pianist Alan Pasqua and drummer Peter Erskine stopped by WFIU’s “Just You and Me” and spoke with host David Brent Johnson about their time as students in Bloomington and studying with Professor David Baker.

David Wood

Originally from Leavenworth, Kansas, David Wood moved to Bloomington in 2005. He received his Bachelor of Music from Kansas State University, and his Master of Music from the University of North Texas. He studied ensemble direction at the Jacobs School of Music's Early Music Institute and joined WFIU in 2006 as an announcer. In 2008 he became WFIU's Music Director and also served as Art Bureau Chief from 2008-2013. David’s interests include Irish music and language (particularly traditional singing), music and religion, running, the outdoors, and, of course, classical music!

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