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Category: Artist Spotlight

Howard C. Harris – A Music Educator

Howard C. Harris – A Music Educator

| January 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Howard C. Harris, Jr., Director of Musical Arts, is an arts pioneer, composer, performing artist and world-revered music educator.  He serves as Professor of Music and Founder and Director of Jazz Studies at Texas Southern University.  He also founded the People’s Workshop, the first Black-originated and multi-cultural arts organization of Houston to present in the […]

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KTSU REMARKABLE WOMEN OF JAZZ: BLANCHE CALLOWAY

KTSU REMARKABLE WOMEN OF JAZZ: BLANCHE CALLOWAY

| June 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

An Introduction to Women in Early Jazz BLANCHE CALLOWAY (1904-1978) – Jazz Pioneer Singer Blanche Calloway was very much overshadowed by her brother Cab Calloway’s superstadom. She was very successful in the early 1930s when she fronted her own band that consisted mostly of guys from the Andy Kirk band. Blanche Calloway put together some […]

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Hot New Releases in New School R&B Albums

Hot New Releases in New School R&B Albums

| May 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

1. IV Play (Explicit Deluxe Version) The-Dream | Format: MP3 Music 2. Baby Caught The Bus Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes | 3. Side Effects of You [Explicit] Fantasia | 4. Body Party Ciara | 5. Fine China Chris Brown | 6. IV Play (Explicit Version) The-Dream | 7. Sing To the Moon Laura […]

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A History of the Saxophone in Jazz

A History of the Saxophone in Jazz

| May 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

It all started with Adolphe Sax, a Belgian instrument inventor. In 1842, he attached a clarinet mouthpiece to a brass creation that he named the saxophone. Because of its metal, conical body, the saxophone was capable of playing at volumes much higher than other woodwinds. It was used in military bands in the 1800s, but […]

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