Alex Fournier (GPD ‘16, Jazz) released a premiere recording for his sextet Triio that features original music in the jazz/creative idiom.
Mark G. Meadows (BM ’11, GPD ’13, Jazz Piano; KSAS BA ’11, Psychology) has released a new single, “Be the Change,” available now. In addition to some upcoming releases, he has a number of shows in Maryland. On Thursday, June 13, Meadows performed at the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. starting at 7:00 pm. Then, […]
Faculty artist Nasar Abadey, jazz percussion, is part of an interdisciplinary team selected as one of 32 winners of the 2019 JH Discovery Awards. This project, called Billie Holiday Project: Bridging Art, Local History and Community Wellness, connected Lawrence Jackson (Arts & Sciences), Nasar Abadey (Peabody), Gabrielle Dean (Libraries), Roland Thorpe, Jr. (Public Health) & […]
Peabody’s jazz faculty were featured in an article in BaltimoreBrew. Warren Wolf, Sean Jones, and Alex Brown performed at the Caton Castle, a venue that hosts jazz performances in a setting from another time. The article highlighted the new Peabody Jazz Program, mentioning that it has brought younger people into the venue and has created […]
Jazz pianist Mark G. Meadows (BM ’11, GPD ’13, Jazz Piano) is the featured performer in “Unforgettable: A Tribute to Nat King Cole.” King’s hits “Straighten Up and Fly Right,” “(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons,” “Mona Lisa” and “L-O-V-E” combine with Meadows’ signature style for one “Unforgettable” performance. The show runs April 2-14 at […]
Rise Bmore, a concert event founded by faculty artist Judah Adashi (MM ’02, DMA ’11, Composition), is now in its fourth year and has announced the next event. On Friday, April 19, at Union Baptist Church in Baltimore, Md., Rise Bmore will present free evening of words, music, and movement in honor of Freddie Gray. […]
The Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University will welcome pianist Richard D. Johnson to its Jazz Studies faculty beginning in the 2019-20 academic year.
Richard and Elizabeth Case Chair Sean Jones, jazz was interviewed by Geoffrey Himes about how he has restructured the jazz department at Peabody. He emphasizes the importance of “the hang” or when young jazz players interact with more seasoned performers to learn the craft. Jones also comments on the importance of living where you work […]
Richard and Elizabeth Case Chair of Jazz Studies Sean Jones, trumpet, has been named president of the Jazz Education Network. The Jazz Education Network is dedicated to building the jazz arts community by advancing education, promoting performances and developing audiences.
Master’s candidate Misael Tambuwun, composition, was appointed artistic director of Overture 1215, a classical and jazz Christmas concert in Philadelphia. This concert will feature a number of Peabody students and alumni, including Tambuwun, master’s candidate Emma Dickinson, soprano; sophomore Lawrence Hutfles, jazz bass; senior Gabriel Petkaitis, jazz drums; and Noah Dion (BM ’17, Jazz Piano; […]