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Seconds before we hit record, Snarky Puppy's bandleader, Michael League leaned in to ask if he could "do a little crowd work." I suspect he waited until the last second on purpose, but it's been easy to trust this band when they have an idea, judging by the three Grammy Awards they get to dust off at home after every tour run.

In a career – and personal life – loaded with enough drama to fuel an opera, Kanye West is finally presenting one. Or at least that's what he tweeted Sunday, announcing a performance of Nebuchadnezzar, "A Kanye West Opera" at the Hollywood Bowl on Nov. 24.

For more than 30 years, Harry Connick Jr. has been putting out music that evokes the legacy of Frank Sinatra and other jazz icons. Now, he's back with a new album, True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter, and an accompanying Broadway show. NPR's David Greene visited the singer in Hollywood's Capitol Studios, where Connick demonstrated a few Cole Porter classics on the piano and talked about the musician's enduring influence.

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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.


MU School of Music

On this week’s episode of Mizzou Music we get in to the Halloween spirit with MU Professor of Bassoon, Leigh Muñoz. She stopped by to tell us about Mizzoon-O-Ween, a Halloween recital from the University of Missouri Bassoon Ensemble with a secret theme.


MU School of Music

Joining me this week on Mizzou Music was MU Professor of Trombone Tim Howe. He dropped by to tell us all about the Trombone Choir which has a recital coming up.


MU School of Music

This week on Mizzou Music we were joined by a group of students from the Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble at MU. They were here to discuss the upcoming Tuba and Euphonium Recital.


MU School of Music

This week on Mizzou Music, MU Professor of Voice, Christine Seitz stopped by to tell us all about her career in Vocal Performance, Direction, and what brought her to Mizzou.


MU School of Music

On Mizzou Music this week we were joined by MU Professor of Trombone Tim Howe. He came by our studio to discuss an upcoming recital from Trombonist Cory Mixdorf and Pianist Natalia Bolshakova.


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