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Nathan Bell, a sophomore music major, plays the trumpet  as part of the Birdland Quartet on Tuesday.

Childhood passion turned to college performance

T.J. Seputis, Reporter October 23, 2023

Jazz is a whole lot more than just a genre of music. To many, it’s a valuable means of connection and self expression. “I feel like I’m the best version of myself when I am playing...

August Frisby, a sophomore music performance major, plays All These People in the Blue Note Quintet during the final Jazz Combos performance of the spring semester Thursday night at The Theatre in Doudna. Frisby played both the alto and baritone saxophone during the performance.

Thursday marks last jazz combo performance this spring

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter April 21, 2022

The Birdland and Blue Note quintets changed their scenery for the last jazz combo performances of the semester Thursday evening, taking the stage of the theater to perform both jazz standards and unique...

This week is 2022 Greek Week, more at Eastern

This week is 2022 Greek Week, more at Eastern

Rob Le Cates, Assistant Photo Editor April 18, 2022

At Eastern this week, Greek Week 2022 kicks off, on Friday Doudna's Spring Fest will announce the 2022-2023 premier events and the Board of Trustees will discuss Douglas Hall's renaming.    Greek...

From left, Savanna Wooten, a junior music education major, and Daniel Torres, a junior music performance major, play in the Birdland Quintet at the Jazz Combos at the Dvorak Concert Hall on Thursday.

Jazz Combos performs at Doudna Thursday night

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter February 25, 2022

Two jazz combo bands took the stage Thursday night in the Dvorak Concert Hall to perform jazz standards and popular tunes arranged for the event.   The Birdland Quintet began the evening, featuring...

More African American Heritage Month events, more this week on campus

More African American Heritage Month events, more this week on campus

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter February 21, 2022

Eastern’s campus has a busy week coming up with events happening Monday through Sunday including the African American Leadership Awards, the 50th annual Ms. Black EIU pageant and others. As part of...

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