Jason Donnelly

Culture, Music

Frost welcomed big, booming sounds for the Trombone Choir

It seemed that very few people in the audience in Gusman Hall were exactly sure what to expect. Though dozens were seated, there was little chatter. Attendees silently looked around the concert hall and pored over the program, hoping to figure out how this ensemble would sound. The 20-member ensemble, consisting of both undergraduate and…

Britain invades Miami for Frost Studio Jazz Band concert
Culture, Music

Britain invades Miami for Frost Studio Jazz Band concert

  The Maurice Gusman Concert Hall filled with the bombastic sound of trombones, saxophones and pianos as the University of Miami Studio Jazz Band, led by professor Stephen Guerra, played British songs for its program, “The British Invasion PLUS.”   The concert featured music by contemporary jazz artists from the United Kingdom. Guerra said he…

Dehumanizing mental illness is irresponsible
Opinion

Dehumanizing mental illness is irresponsible

Similar headlines tend to pop up after every mass shooting: “Gun ownership not to blame, but mental illness,” or “Man who purchased 12 assault rifles also once had anxiety, kinda.” If you’re not someone who has ever suffered from a mental illness, pretend for a moment. Sit and imagine that you have schizophrenia, depression or…

Frost jazz faculty recital spotlights musicology
Culture, Music

Frost jazz faculty recital spotlights musicology

“Musicology is cool.” Frost department chair John Daversa’s statement was proven true during a music faculty recital on Monday night. Students packed the Clarke Recital Hall to watch jazz faculty and musicology professors show off their skills. One of Daversa’s own compositions, “The Turkey Song,” kicked off the night. Daversa (trumpet) and associate musicology professor…

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