The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

A member of the Jazz Lab Band focuses on his music sheet while playing the trombone.

Jazz band performs Ray Charles, Duke Ellington music at Doudna

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter March 1, 2022

Strains of the music of Ray Charles and Duke Ellington could be heard leaking out of the Dvorak Concert Hall in Doudna Fine Arts Center on Tuesday night.  The occasion was the performance of Eastern’s...

Kirsten Hetzel, a sophomore music education major, plays the saxophone in honor of National Saxophone Day. Hetzel has been playing saxophone for nine years Hetzel said she plays because of the self improvement quallities. “I fell in love with playing it for myself and now I really enjoy playing it and challenging myself with new areas of the instrument.”

Saxophonists talk playing, learning about saxophones

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Associate News Editor November 7, 2021

The saxophone: A single-reed woodwind instrument known for its raspy tones and buzzy texture. An instrument popularized by jazz bands and musicians in the 1920s. An instrument that is known for allowing...

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