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Zach Brock, Jazz Violin, and Genre

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Beyond the Notes Presents: Boyer Artist-in-Residence Zach Brock, Jazz Violinist Tuesday, October 23rd, 12:00pm – 12:50pm Paley Library Lecture Hall   While a fixture of the classical concert hall, violins have also been used in Jazz since the 1930’s. In addition to amplification and a tendency toward bowing over plucking, jazz violin playing can also … Continue reading

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Heart and Soul: Hoagy Carmichael

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Great American Songwriter Series – John Johnson, pianist, singer, scholar Thursday, April 16, Noon to 1:00 Paley Library Lecture Hall Born in 1899 in Bloomington, Indiana, composer, pianist, singer Hoagland “Hoagy” Howard Carmichael combined his “home-town Hoosier” roots with his early passion for jazz to write some of the most well-known and beloved songs in America. … Continue reading

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What Does the Fox Say?

photo Natasha Lloyd What does the fox say?   “Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!” according to Ylvis and this viral video.  As the lyrics say, “Dog goes woof Cat goes meow Bird goes tweet and mouse goes squeak.” We have words for sounds of many creatures in the animal kingdom, but our vocabulary lacks an appropriate expression for the sound … Continue reading

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