Posts tagged alumni
Posts tagged alumni
2014 grads Shea Pierre, Dan Pappalardo, and Miles Labat performed a jazz set for alumni at Nancy & Mark Gross ‘79’s home on Saturday night!
Bryce Dessner - Murder Ballades
Performed by eighth blackbird on Live from WFMT in Chicago - June 9, 2014. I included the first few minutes of introduction with host Kerry Frumkin, in which members of the ensemble give insight into the different movements of the piece:
- Omie Wise
- Young Emily
- Dark Holler
- Wave the Sea
- Brushy Fork
- Pretty Polly
- Tears for Sister Polly
When the composer and multi-instrumentalist David Amram attended Oberlin College many years ago, Latin jazz was just beginning to rear its tangy, rhythmic head. Amram, who was studying composition and piano, played some Latin music at Oberlin in 1949, “which at the time was like I was from a different planet.”
So, Amram was pretty cool.
On May 29, a special reception was held at Lincoln Center’s Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse to award pianist Jeremy Denk the 2014 Avery Fisher Prize. Pictured alongside Denk (left) are two past Avery Fisher Prize recipients, violinists Pamela Frank(center) and Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg (right) who both won the award in 1999. (Photo: Steve J. Sherman)
Jeremy! What a charmer.
With summer quickly approaching, thoughts turn to reading lists while on vacation or relaxing outside. Thanks to GoodReads, we have been able to put together a listing of books by Oberlin faculty and alumni. You can peruse our bookshelf and find just about any genre.
Check out these pictures from The Milt Hinton Q&A at the Apollo; following a screening of the Milt Hinton documentary Keeping Time!
They are, from left: Peter Dominguez, Leon Lee Dorsey ’81, Jerry Jemmott, Holly Maxson, David Berger, James McBride ’79, John Clayton, and Richard Davis. Moderator (at right) is Special Collections Librarian Jeremy Smith. Also in attendance was Jim Neumann, of the James and Susan Neumann Jazz Collection!
Off Stage On Record, Episode 3: Body, with Jennifer Koh ‘97, from director Daniel Schloss ‘07.
Thoughts on ‘The Classical Style: An Opera (of sorts)’ from Jeremy Denk, on Think Denk.
“Being a musician is being a teacher, and we need to do both in order to authentically do either one.” - Claire Chase
by Mike Telin This weekend, double bass students aged 13 to 21 will travel to the Oberlin Conservatory to be part of the Inaugural Milton J. Hinton Institute for Studio Bass. The weeklong institute…
Let’s get down to the bottom of the Milt Hinton Institute for Studio Bass, courtesy of Cleveland Classical.