jazz

Kenny Barron photo
Jon Whiting

Jazz legend Kenny Barron takes up a week-long residency at MSU, performing and teaching throughout Mid-Michigan. Wel hear him perform and speak with Current State's Scott Pohl.


Glenn Brown photo
Mark Bashore / WKAR

East Lansing music producer and engineer Glenn Brown talks about his involvement with a project up for a Grammy award, bassist Marcus Miller’s album “Afrodeezia.”

2015 brought music lovers the 50th anniversary of the classic John Coltrane album "A Love Supreme." WKAR documents the achievement in a radio special Saturday night.


Brian Lynch photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

Our Live Music Friday guest this week is Grammy Award-winning jazz trumpeter Brian Lynch. He’s at MSU this week working with the College of Music’s MSUFCU Jazz Artist in Residence program.

http://marcusbelgrave.net/

Detroit jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave died just over a week ago. Early in his career he backed many Motown musicians, and was in Ray Charles’ band. He later worked with many jazz greats including Max Roach and Charles Mingus. He also was a mentor to many of today’s best jazz musicians, including bassist Rodney Whitaker, who is the director of Jazz Studies at Michigan State University.

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