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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

Austin Spillman, a senior music education major, plays the alto saxophone during a duet at the Jazz Concert Thursday night.

Jazz showcase at Doudna Thursday

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter September 24, 2021

The Eastern Jazz Lab Band, Jazz Combos and Jazz Ensembles took to the Doudna Theatre stage on Thursday night for their first concert since before the pandemic. The groups played a variety of jazz...

‘Blacktet’ group to perform at Doudna

Ryan Meyer, Staff Reporter February 7, 2020

Internationally renowned musician Marquis Hill is bringing his group, the Blacktet, to the Doudna Fine Arts Center this weekend to perform with the EIU Jazz Ensemble and to offer guidance to aspiring jazz...

To start off the Jazz Combos concert in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Theater, the Vanguard Quintet begins by playing “Black Nile”, a song by Wayne Shorter. The members of this group consist of Joey LoCascio (left), Kathleen Kehoe (back left), Gabe Mansfield (center left), Jacob Williams (center right), and Corey Clark (far right).

Students perform in Jazz Combos concert

Tyler Lappin, Contributing Writer February 20, 2019

The EIU Jazz Combos performed Tuesday night at the Doudna Fine Arts Center. Student performers played in front of faculty, other students and people from the Charleston community. The nearly hour-long...

Jazz Lab Band Concert set for Thursday

Andrew Paisley, Campus Reporter March 8, 2018

Students can hear a variety of music at no cost by attending the Jazz Lab Band Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Doudna Fine Arts Center’s Black Box Theatre. The concert, an 18-piece ensemble under...

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy to offer swing, jazz vibes

Staff Report December 5, 2017

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will brings its world-renowned live show to Eastern at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. For nearly 25 years, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has performed their unique take...

Jazz ensemble introduces Out of the Cool

Loren Dickson, Contributing Writer January 12, 2017

    Inspired by jazz musician Miles Davis, music professor Paul Johnston has arranged a concert using both classic jazz standards and new music for a concert titled Out of the Cool. The...

Members of the Eastern Illinois University Jazz Lab Band performing on November 20, 2014 in the Doudna Fine Arts Center.

Doudna to host jazz lab band concert

Qian Cheng, Staff Reporter November 16, 2015

The EIU Jazz Lab Band will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the Theatre of the Doudna Fine Arts Center. This event will be free and open to the public. Paul Johnston, the director of...

Endowment Fund helps jazz department

Mackenzie Freund, City Editor November 11, 2015

Ticket sales from the Faculty Jazz Concert Sunday generated more money for an endowment fund created about seven years ago. This same fund is used to not only bring in guest artists to Eastern, but...

Travis Wesley Trio to perform at Doudna

Luis Martinez, Entertainment Editor September 30, 2015

The Travis Wesley Trio will be performing at the Dvorak Concert Hall in the Doudna Fine Arts Center on Friday. The performance will start at 7:30 p.m. and is presented free of charge. The jazz...

Jazz groups put on free show at Doudna

Luis Martinez, Entertainment Editor September 23, 2015

Eastern’s jazz studies program will be giving its first live performance in a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday in the Theatre of the Doudna Fine Arts Center. The performance will feature...

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