New York Philharmonic principal trumpeter visiting to perform with UI group
URBANA — Phil Smith, the principal trumpeter for the New York Philharmonic, will perform as a soloist with the Illinois Wind Symphony on Tuesday evening in Urbana in the world premiere of a piece by Aaron Jay Kernis, a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer.
URBANA — The new Sudden Sound Artist Residency on the University of Illinois campus this week will feature Henry Grimes, a legendary bass player and pioneer of the early 1960s jazz avant-garde.
If the Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour concert here Wednesday night was a good indication of the festival itself, put it on my bucket list.
With spring break over, the concert halls will be busy once again this weekend and also for April, the last full month of the academic year. A look ahead:
He is an ace of bass, and you can dance to it.
Josh Gard donned the name Figure for his one-man band, began making electro house music, and then created all kinds of electronic and dance tunes.
Gard is giving away his Aesop Rock "Coffee" (Figure remix) on Soundcloud, and you can witness his live performance skills tonight (Thursday, March 28) at the Canopy Club in Urbana.
The Philo Country Music Show isn't set to start for a few minutes. But the venue — a small old school gym — is packed.
Nearly 300 folks, most of them senior citizens, sit expectantly in seats arranged in neat rows on the gym floor. A couple dozen more, including a few kids who seem to be the only ones using hand-held mobile devices, take to the bleachers.
URBANA — Jazz pianist Chip Stephens, a University of Illinois music professor, will present a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Foellinger Great Hall at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Performing with him will be UI professors Joel Spencer on drums and Larry Gray on bass.
URBANA — The Prairie Crossroads Blues Society will present the second in a series of Blues in the Schools educational workshops for third-, fourth- and fifth-graders from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Lewis Auditorium at the Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St.