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  • An Evening of Jazz featuring Pieces of a Dream

    An Evening of Jazz featuring Pieces of a Dream

    KTSU 90.9FM presents a live concert featuring the contemporary jazz band PIECES OF A DREAM.  The jazz concert happens Saturday, May 16, 2015, 8pm, in the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts – Zilkha Hall.  The event also includes THREE GUITARS, featuring smooth jazz guitarist Joe Carmouche, guitarist Lawrence Overshown, and Latin jazz guitarist Mark Towns.  […]

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    | April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
  • Choice Artist of the Month:  War

    Choice Artist of the Month: War

    War, originally called Eric Burdon and War, is an American funk band from Long Beach, California. They are known for the hit songs “Low Rider”, “Spill the Wine”, “Summer”, “Why Can’t We Be Friends?”, “The Cisco Kit”, and “The World Is a Ghetto”. Formed in 1969, War was a musical crossover band which fused elements […]

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    | April 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Getting to Know “The Maestro” Benjermin Butler

| August 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They call him “The Maestro” because he brought an “Ocean of Soul” to Texas Southern University. Mr. Benjamin Butler of Texas Southern’s Music Department recently received the 2011 Champions Legacy Award from his alma mater. This distinguished honor is presented to individuals, who through their efforts while at the university, helped to create, foster and preserve the legacy of Tennessee State University.

When Benjamin Butler took over the Texas Southern University marching band years ago, his mandate was to “liven things up.” That he did, rechristening the band the Ocean of Soul and letting the band members loose with music and routines drawn from rhythm and blues, gospel, jazz and pop, in addition to the traditional military marches. The result was a lively, unpredictable combination of Soul.

Benjamin Butler will be honored during the KTSU Choice Evening of Jazz this Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.

 

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