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Kandace Springs' third record is a source of familiarity in uncertain times. Titled The Women Who Raised me, it's full of beloved and recognizable songs associated with jazz artists who inspired and influenced Springs as an artist: Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Lauryn Hill and Norah Jones, among many others. But the album is not only a tribute to some of those legends, it's also a showcase of Springs' talent for reinterpreting and seamlessly blending genres.

Bucky Pizzarelli, a tasteful sage of jazz guitar who spent the first phase of his career as a prolific session player and the last phase as a celebrated patriarch, died on Wednesday in Saddle River, N.J. Guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli, his oldest son and regular musical partner, said the cause was the coronavirus. He was 94.

When the subject of jazz comes up, the name Marsalis is soon sure to follow. Brothers Branford, Wynton, Delfeayo and Jason have all reached international fame. But before they found success, their father Ellis was shaping his own career and lighting the way for others to follow.

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On Mizzou Music this week we spoke with MU Professor of Trumpet Iskander Akhmadullin. He joined us to tell us about the upcoming MU/World Brass Association Festival.


MU School of Music

On this week’s episode of Mizzou Music we talked with MU Professor of Choral Conducting R. Paul Crabb and Michael Sauer about the upcoming Music and Art Concert. A collaboration between the School of Music and the Museum of Art and Archaeology.


MU School of Music

This week on Mizzou Music we spoke with the Director of the Mizzou New Music Ensemble, Stefan Freund. He stopped by to tell us all about an exciting performance plus an upcoming trip to South America.


MU School of Music

This week on Mizzou Music we learned all about the upcoming Chancellor’s Arts Showcase from Joy Powell, Assistant Teaching Professor of Musical Theatre at Mizzou.


MU School of Music

On this week’s episode of Mizzou Music we talked with Alec Scherer about the upcoming performance from the University Band and the Symphonic Band.


MU School of Music

This week on Mizzou Music we were joined by Pete Zambito, Assistant Teaching Professor of Band at Mizzou. He stopped by to tell us all about his upcoming Faculty Percussion Recital.


MU School of Music

On this episode of Mizzou Music we were joined by the Managing Director of the Mizzou New Music Initiative, Jacob Gotlib, and Yun-Peng Zhao of Quatuor Diotima, who will be performing two great shows here this week.


MU School of Music

This week on Mizzou Music we were joined in the studio by MU Professor of Horn, Amanda Collins. She stopped by to discuss her upcoming Faculty Recital, “I, too, Sing America” which is a celebration of composers, arrangers and poets of African descent.


MU School of Music

Joining me this week on Mizzou Music is Josh Boyer. He was in the studio to discuss the upcoming performance from the University Wind Ensemble and the All-Juniors Honor Band.


MU School of Music

This week on Mizzou Music we were joined by MU Professor of Trombone, Tim Howe. He stopped by our studio to discuss his upcoming faculty recital with Natalia Bolshakova.


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