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Jazz performance showcases impact of music during Brazil's military dictatorship

Jazz performance showcases impact of music during Brazil's military dictatorship

By Sarah Kats

April 12, 2016


Filed under Life & Culture

As the humming of people filled the Iron Post on Friday, their spirits seemed to already be permeated by the energy of the music that followed. They gathered to revisit the songwriting of jazz musicians from Brazil’s military dictatorship.The event, called "Utopian Songwriting," included notes gi...

Two trombonists making a name in jazz

By Sarah Foster

January 29, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

Jim Pugh has a variety of extraordinary experiences to share with his students.Throughout his half-century-long musicianship, the trombonist and professor of jazz studies has written and directed pieces for symphonies. He’s soloed on soundtracks for feature films, and he’s had his head smashed in a tr...