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Two trombonists making a name in jazz

By Sarah Foster

January 29, 2015

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...

Q&A with Mac DeMarco on his chamber of reflection

Q&A with Mac DeMarco on his chamber of reflection

October 29, 2014

From Montreal to Brooklyn, Mac DeMarco has quickly turned into a laid-back, surf-rock sensation with a propensity for songwriting. His most recent album, “Salad Days,” placed No. 11 on Billboards US Top Rock Albums, and DeMarco’s songwriting has transformed his persona on the newest record. From gap-to...