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Entertainment Briefs

Big band to swing into Fort Worth music hall with jazz performance

TCC students and faculty are invited to hear the NE jazz band perform at 7 p.m. March 22 at Live Oak Music Hall, 1311 Lipscomb Ave. in Fort Worth.

The set list includes the songs “All of Me” and “Maxwell the Cat” and features band director Warren Dewey on drums playing a George Benson tune.

“I hope students attending will understand the lost art of big band music,” Dewey said.

The non-credit band class is composed of 20 students of all ages and different levels of musical expertise.

“We all teach each other, and egos are checked at the door,” he said.

Students are taught to read music and to develop their own personal musical style.

“This is a group of talented and dependable musicians,” he said.

Tommie Owen

NE professor

to present music from different classical periods

To educate students on music from past generations, Gerald Ringe will present music from the classical and romantic eras March 29 in College Hall (NCAB 1111).

Ringe, music associate professor on NE Campus, will cover information regarding the development of music as well as culture and instrument developments.

Ringe hopes students gain an understanding and appreciation for how and why music has changed over time.

The presentation will feature both a lecture and a performance recital.

“Anyone who is interested in the music or culture of the classical or romantic eras will benefit from this presentation,” he said.

Connor Hamilton

Coltrane, other global jazz artists to be featured in NE musical show

The NE Jazz Lab Band will perform pieces by famous jazz musicians across the world March 25 in the NE theater.

The band has been around since 1968 when NE Campus first opened.

“Jack Cobb [former instructor] started it, and lab bands can be found at almost any university, college and middle school,” jazz director Philippe Baugh said.

Pieces will include “Number of Impressions” by John Coltrane, a famous saxophone player from the 1950-1960s, and “Little Sunflower” by Freddie Hubbard, a trumpet player from the ’50s and ’60s.

A number of students will perform in this concert featuring Colton Crawford, a tenor saxophone player, and singer Kristian McQuiad. The saxophone, trombones, trumpet and a full seat section of bass, guitar, drums and piano will accompany pieces.

“Music that they are playing is part of the American jazz tradition,” Baugh said.

Abisola Adeyemi

Piano master class to offer feedback, insight for NE’s music students

The music department will hold a master piano class for TCC music students only 10-11:30 a.m. April 1 in College Hall (NCAB 1111) on NE Campus.

Edward Francis, performing artist, author, administrator, arts advocate and professor, will conduct the class.

“The master class is a unique, high-level learning experience. Students play and get instant feedback,” music associate professor Hsinyi Wang said. “It creates a magical transformation.”

Francis will listen to students’ pieces and help them practice X-rays, a technique that allows the musician to go piece by piece and analyze problems and mistakes while playing.

In addition, Francis will present Practicing Strategies for Busy College Music Students for all music students at 12:30 p.m. in College Hall (NCAB 1111).

He will repeat the master class for local teachers and other students 3-5 p.m. in College Hall. Anyone can attend that class.

The master class is free to all students.

­­— Karen Rios

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