Seagulls recall a jazz standard, Side by Side, and the Glovers of Glover Gardens had an anniversary.
Composer William Dawson’s “Negro Folk Symphony” fell into oblivion after a triumphant and successful debut in 1934. Now it’s back, and it’s worth a listen – to the symphony and the back-story.
Our Musical Millennial, known to the rest of the world as Thomas Wenglinski, is in town and has a cool gig in downtown Houston.
There are two Thomas Wenglinski & Paulo Santos performances on Friday, June 18, at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. CDT, and you can watch the stream for free in HD Live on YouTube.
Given the history of playing together, the talent of the musicians and their pent-up energy from not having eleventeen gigs per week like they usually do, this show will be amazing.
The song A Rainbow for Fred is a lilting and yet pensive instrumental that lingers with you long after the last note fades, much like the legacy of the activist Fred Hampton, who was killed in 1969.
A picture that captures the crazy COVID-19 quarantine situation we are all experiencing, and the beauty of the music school at the University of Miami.
Check out the new R&B album by jazz artist Thomas Wenglinski, Adjustments Made, as he begins his grad school career at the University of Miami.
Graduation 2020. Anyone who has ever been proud of their kid knows how I feel, that telltale lump in the throat and feeling that your heart might burst into a thousand pieces of joy-light that shoot out into the universe as sparkles of optimism for the future, theirs and the world’s.
This original jazz composition is solemn, pensive, lush and finally, optimistic, an anthem for looking forward, beyond recovery from COVID-19 and all its repercussions.
UNESCO is promoting International Jazz Day to “foster greater appreciation not only for the music but also for the contribution it can make to building more inclusive societies.” We’re in!!!
Graduate studies in Studio Jazz Writing (composition), along with a paid teaching assistance-ship and a Fellowship at the Henry Mancini Institute are on the docket.
A new jazz composition by our Musical Millennial that feels like turning the pages of an old scrapbook you haven’t seen for years, conjuring the haunting, poignant melancholy of memories.
Another original jazz composition by our Musical Millennial, performed live by the University of Texas Jazz Orchestra. It is soooooo upbeat and fun!
Another listening opportunity: Live jazz! Live streamed! Available from anywhere in the world! New compositions!
Another musical treat for you from our Musical Millennial, who is a college senior studying Jazz Composition and piano. This dreamy new instrumental tune is called Not a Nightmare.