Performance Review: Percussion Ensemble delivers unique, exceptional performance

Thunderous booms and resounding crashes echoed out of Williams Center on Monday night as the Lafayette College Percussion Ensemble delivered yet another successful performance. Professor J. Larry Stockton, head of the music department and specialist in traditional Japanese music, has clearly hit his stride once again in his direction of the group. The ensemble is […]

Jazz Ensemble delivers stunning performance, soloists showcase their talents

The Jazz Ensemble has once again delivered a marvelous jazz concert, filled with skilled soloists, delightful improvisation and overall providing a wonderful viewing experience. The ensemble was led by music professor Walter Wilkins, who goes by Skip. The Ensemble’s alluring sound captivated the audience through nearly two hours of jazz in the form of nine pieces […]

Preview: Han Schuman reaches out to youth, hopes to impact lives through jazz

Han Schuman hopes to “foster a greater awareness, appreciation, and understanding of jazz music, particularly in young audiences.” Schuman is the founder, artistic director and current executive of JazzReach, a non-profit organization based in Brooklyn, founded in 1994. Schuman will be performing at the college tomorrow at 2 p.m. JazzReach seeks to bring jazz, “one of […]

Jazz musician Steve Coleman talks on the influence of music, inspirations, style of performance

Steve Coleman is an alto saxophonist focused on improvisation and compositional technique in jazz. He was a recipient of the 2014 MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Award, awarded annually to twenty to thirty innovators deemed most worthy to receive a $500,000 grant that can be used however the award-winner pleases. Steve Coleman and Five Elements will be […]

Preview: A modern adaptation of classical jazz: ‘The Hot Sardines’ to perform at Lafayette

The Williams Center for the Arts will be graced with a visit by one of the most eminent contemporary jazz bands, The Hot Sardines this Friday at 8 p.m. Hailing from New York City, The Hot Sardines combine the classic arrangements of the early 20th century with their own modern sound. Downbeat Magazine, a publication that […]