Tyler Sasso

Brandon LefrançoisDrummer Brandon Lefrançois will join the SoCA jazz combo for a performance at the November 23 Artistry of Windsor-Essex Reception.

Campus community contributing to cultural celebration

Students, faculty and alumni of UWindsor arts programs will showcase their talents during the Artistry of Windsor-Essex Reception.

Trio of recitals to close music students’ season

Three recitals over three days will mark the conclusion of the school year for music students.

Saxophonist Ryan Savage will perform a solo recital on Saturday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Campbell Baptist Church, 1821 Wyandotte Street West.

A jazz combo of Dan Lankhof on piano, Tyler Sasso on guitar, Keith Wilkinson on bass, and Taylor Unis on drums will perform a matinee concert Sunday, April 21, at 2 p.m. in the Art Gallery of Windsor, 401 Riverside Drive West.

Jazz combo to go from Dizzy to Beatles

The University Jazz Combo will play charts by everyone from Dizzy Gillespie to Thelonious Monk to the Beatles in a free public recital on Friday, April 12, at 4 p.m. in the Music Building’s room 126.

Under the direction of Shahida Nurullah and Vaughn Klugh, the 15-member combo will perform a program that includes Gillespie’s bebop standard A Night in Tunisia, Monk’s In Walked Bud and the Beatles’ raucous A Hard Days’ Night.

Percussionist hits winning note in scholarship competition

Percussionist Meghan Chamberlain, a third-year music major, took top honours—and the $500- prize—at the Ron W. Ianni Memorial Scholarship Competition on Sunday, January 13.

Chamberlain studies with Julian Jeun, and has previously studied with Nicholas Papador and Tim Francom. She aspires to become a professional performer and teacher.

For Sunday’s recital, she took to the marimba to perform David Maslanka’s composition Variations on Lost Love, Part II.

Concert to showcase top student soloists

The School for Arts and Creative Innovation will kick off its 2013 concert season with a recital showcasing some of its best performers Sunday, January 13.

The Ron W. Ianni Memorial Scholarship Competition will feature solo performances by eight student musicians vying for a $500 scholarship named to honour the late president of the University of Windsor.

These competitors qualified by receiving the highest marks in the December 2012 instrument juries: