WOUB Music Blog

Music Blog

Wed, Nov 20, 2013 9:10 am

The Muskingum Jazz Group will perform on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Brown Chapel on the campus of Muskingum University. 

Selections for the performance will include classic ballads, swing, Latin-American jazz, bebop and blues.

Led by trumpeter Don Kason, the group's members include Len Thomas, piano; Dave Jacobs, bass; Kenny Joseph, electric guitar; Bill Armstrong, drums; and Steve Johnson, saxophone. 

Also featured will be vocalist Jennifer Anderson, who currently performs with the Christian rock band Affix and the Rich Simcox Big Band.

Fri, Nov 15, 2013 10:33 am

If you haven't had the chance to see Ohio University's Marching 110 in action this season, don't fret.

"The Most Exciting Band in the Land" will present its annual Varsity Concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Thu, Nov 14, 2013 12:48 pm

Statistically, the odds of becoming a famous singer are one in 10,000.

Ironton native and Ohio University Southern student Bobbi Tussey doesn’t look to defy the odds, she just wants to be that one.

Tussey has been singing since she was able to talk, playing piano since age 5 and three years ago, started playing guitar. Her favorite instrument, however, is the one she’s had since birth.

“I just love to sing,” she said. “I always have.”

Thu, Nov 14, 2013 12:51 pm

The former Modern Lovers frontman, known for his appearances on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and his role in There's Something About Mary, will perform at The Union Bar & Grill on Sunday, Nov. 17.

Wed, Nov 13, 2013 11:08 am

The Muskingum University Department of Music will host a performance by pianist John Mortensen on Friday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Brown Chapel. 

A professor of music at Cedarville University, Dr. Mortensen is also a concert pianist and composer.

His musical interests include Schumann, Rachmaninoff, Bach, Argentinian tango composer Astor Piazzolla and jazz pianist Oscar Peterson. 

Mortensen's performance at Muskingum will include selections by Scarlatti and Schumann, as well as some improvisations.

Wed, Nov 13, 2013 10:04 am

Stuart’s Opera House will host an evening of live reggae this Friday with award-winning St. Lucian artist Taj Weekes and his band Adowa. Known for their blend of acoustic roots-rock and afro-folk, the group have built an international audience through exciting performances and critical acclaim, including a Grammy nomination consideration.

Thu, Nov 14, 2013 11:56 am

A band that has gained considerable popularity since its last performance in Nelsonville will be headlining next year’s Nelsonville Music Festival in May. Stuart’s Opera House has announced that The Avett Brothers will be the headliner on Saturday night of the four-day music festival.

Tue, Nov 12, 2013 9:49 am

Writer-composer David Schubach will present a musical based on the life of Aaron Burr at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21 at Ohio University-Zanesville's Elson Hall Auditorium.

This controversial and polarizing figure from our nation's youngest days is revered by some, reviled by others. While serving as Jefferson's vice president, Burr killed Alexander Hamilton in a duel.

But was Burr the traitor, murder, speculator and philanderer that he was accused of being? You decide.

Schubach presents an entertaining overview of Burr's tempestuous life and times.