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The Comet is Coming is a force of nature. The British trio's approach to the Tiny Desk was ferocious. Shabaka Hutchings, aka King Shabaka, blew his sax hard while his effects pedal added reverb, expanding not only his sound but altering the office and making it a little eerier.

It has been 30 years since Harry Connick, Jr. became an improbable pop star, on the basis of a movie soundtrack that just happened to put many of his best features on display. If you know Connick at all, you might remember that album, When Harry Met Sally..., as some kind of watershed: a burnished vision of New York sophistication that renewed the American songbook for a dashing new cohort.

Jazz musicians have always spoken their mind in the face of injustice: think of Louis Armstrong and Charles Mingus voicing two different, equally courageous responses to the fight over Little Rock school integration, or the searing power Billie Holiday brought to "Strange Fruit" (and the price she paid).

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MU School of Music

On Mizzou Music this week, we were joined by MU Professor of Trombone, Tim Howe. He came by to tell us about a great way to kick off the Holiday Season, the 2019 Holiday Brass Concert.


MU School of Music

This week on Mizzou Music we were joined by MU Director of Bands Brian Silvey. He stopped by our studio to discuss an upcoming joint concert with the University Wind Ensemble and the Liberty North High School Wind Symphony.


MU School of Music

On this week’s episode of Mizzou Music, we were joined by MU Associate Director of Bands, Amy Knopps. She dropped by to tell us about an upcoming performance from the University Band and the Symphonic Band.


MU School of Music

Joining me on this episode of Mizzou Music is MU Director of Choral Activities, Paul Crabb. He stopped by to tell us all about a performance from the Choral Union, The University Singers and the University Philharmonic Orchestra.


Dale Lloyd, MU School of Music

On this episode of Mizzou Music, we talk to Paul Crabb, MU’s Director of Choral Activities. He joins us in the studio to tell us how he got his start in music and what led him to a career in Choral Direction.


MU School of Music

Joining us on Mizzou Music this week is Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Mizzou New Music Initiative, Yoshiaki Onishi. He stopped by to tell us about an upcoming performance from the Mizzou New Music Ensemble.  


MU School of Music

This week on Mizzou Music our guest was Christine Seitz, Teaching Professor of Voice here at MU. She came by to tell us about the upcoming Show Me Opera performance, Sextets and Other Encounters.


MU School of Music

On this week’s episode of Mizzou Music we were joined by two members of the Missouri Quintet, Dan Willett and Leigh Muñoz. They were here to tell us about an upcoming performance from the Missouri Quintet, MU’s Resident woodwind quintet.


MU School of Music

Joining us on Mizzou Music this week is Amanda Collins, Assistant Teaching Professor of Horn at the MU School of Music. She was in the studio to talk about an upcoming recital from the Mizzou Horn Choir.


MU School of Music

This week on Mizzou Music we were joined by MU Assistant Professor of Percussion, Megan Arns. She stopped by to tell us all about the upcoming MU Percussion Extravaganza.


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