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May 23, 2009

 

Al Cobine: Another Indiana Jazz Legend Passes Away

Al Cobine, the Indiana bandleader, composer/arranger, and saxophonist passed away Thursday at the age of 82.

May 1, 2009

 

Indiana University’s President McRobbie Spins Disks At WFIU

Indiana University President Michael McRobbie and IU Jazz Legend and Professor David Baker sat in with host Joe Bourne on Just You & Me on Friday, April 24th.

March 27, 2009

 

The Future of Jazz in Bloomington

Take a glimpse into the future of jazz in Bloomington on Friday March 27th at the 5th annual musical showcase of young jazz performers.

February 19, 2009

 

Jazz Faculty Revives West Baden Springs Concerts

This weekend IU jazz faculty travel to West Baden to perform in a legendary setting--the West Baden Springs Hotel.

January 23, 2009

 

David “Fathead” Newman Dead at 75

Saxophonist David “Fathead” Newman, whose blend of jazz and inimitable Lone Star soul made him an integral part of Ray Charles’ orchestra and served him through dozens of impressive leader dates, passed away from pancreatic cancer January 20th at the age of 75. Read more

January 6, 2009

 

“Nothing But the Best” from Frank Sinatra

In 2008, Reprise records released 21 vintage Sinatra tracks - plus a newly completed alternate rendition of "Body and Soul." Creator of WFIU's "Afterglow," Dick Bishop, comments on these unique recordings and Frank's influences.

January 3, 2009

 

A Freddie Hubbard Tribute With David Baker

Trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, who died last week at the age of 70, was one of Indiana’s true jazz giants. On December 30, longtime Hubbard friend and musical colleague David Baker stopped by WFIU’s Just You and Me and offered some remembrances and reflections with WFIU's David Brent Johnson.

December 20, 2008

 

Monika Herzig’s idea of “Peace on Earth”

A new jazz CD is taking a shot at the holiday market this year, and it comes from pianist and Hoosier transplant, Monika Herzig.

September 29, 2008

 

David Amram: From Ellington to Kerouac

David Amram is a modern day Renaissance man. He’s written and performed jazz, classical and movie music and has explored world and folk genres as well. He has authored two memoirs and is a sub-culture icon for having pioneered the art of jazz poetry with Jack Kerouac.  At 77, he’s still upbeat, energetic and on […]

August 1, 2008

 

Canadian Brass

Founding member Chuck Daellenbach tells us how the group went from ballet slippers to sneakers and about the classically based group’s growing relationship with early jazz.

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