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Student jazz fusion band looks to create social change through music

A music major student playing guitar in class
John Hernandez April 10, 2019

During the summer of 2018 a collective of six friends — including four CSUN students from the music department — gathered together and made the decision to form the sextet band, I’m Sorry.Jazz...

Captured: Thundercat

Los Angeles musician, Thundercat, preforms in Los Angeles on October 11, 2015
Vincent Nguyen October 13, 2015

It's been a big year for multi-genre artist Thundercat. After releasing his EP, "Beyond Where the Giants Roam," performing on NPR and being featured on multiple tracks off of Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp...

Things to do at CSUN: 4/13-4/18

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Brooke Holland April 13, 2015

7:30 p.m. – Monday, Apri 13 Listen to the soothing sound of the Small Group Jazz ensemble play a concert filled with a rhythm section and arrangement of several jazz guitars. CSUN jazz students will...

CSUN music majors break into the industry

Jordan Leicht, a freshman jazz major practices on his own for about two and a half hours a day, not including rehearsals. He has his own combo band and participates in a big jazz band as well. Photo Credit: Vince Nguyen/ The Sundial
Macie Bennett October 9, 2014

CSUN music majors are more than just high school band teachers and rock band guitarists. They are successful musicians, engineers, performers and producers. Records by well-known artists line the...

Jazz students help promote upcoming events at VPAC with music – Podcast

Saxophone: Justin Yun
Drums: Matt Jamele
Bass: Andy McCauley
Victor Frost April 23, 2014

A chance encounter brings Jazz students Matt Jamele and Justin Yun and PR Student Claire Marshall into our studio to talk about jazz and some of the events and discounts at the VPAC. Also, some...

Diana Krall brings ragtime pizazz to the VPAC

Photo Courtesy of Lee Choo
Jake Tully April 5, 2014

Witnessing Diana Krall perform live is analogous to witnessing Fitzgerald read passages from This Side of Paradise (or so I’m told) — you are beholding one of the great practitioners of their craft...

Boston Pops prove orchestras can play “Bohemian Rhapsody” with memorable VPAC performance

Boston Pops prove orchestras can play
Chandelor Armstrong November 29, 2013

Often referred to as "America's Orchestra," the world famous Boston Pops surprised first-time listeners at the VPAC last Thursday by mixing a variety of musical styles for an enjoyable evening.  Audience...

Jazz ensemble students to perform on Tuesday

Christina Toroyan November 28, 2010

Students from two jazz ensembles in the music department will have their first performance Nov. 30  at 7:30 p.m. at the Cypress Recital Hall. The Jazz “B” Band will be performing a modern set including...

CSUN jazz band performed at Monterey Jazz Festival

Leonie Jones September 29, 2010

CSUN continued to break records and bring change by having the first band with all undergraduate members to play at the Monterey Jazz Festival, that took place Sept. 17 to 19. Matt Harris, co-director...

Big Moves: Decoding jazz into rock

Angelica Bonomo February 15, 2010

The band "Big Moves" has a thing for dinosaurs and the color purple. More than half the songs on their first album, “In the Beginning”, were named after dinosaurs. “Dinosaurs were a passion...

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