The Daily Eastern News

‘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 musicians.  “(The Blacktet’s) music is an interesting fusion of jazz, hip-hop and some modern st...

Students perform in Jazz Combos concert

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).

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 concert consisted of the Vanguard Quintet, the Birdland Quintet and the Blue Note Quintet playing...

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 the direction of music professor Paul Johnston, will perform a variety of contemporary works and...

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 on American swing and jazz music for audiences around the world. Arrangements of classics in Big ...

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 concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday in the Dvorak Concert Hall of the Doudna Fine Art...

Doudna to host jazz lab band concert

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

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 the EIU Jazz Lab Band, said this concert is different from previous concerts. Johnston also said...

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 it is also used for buying equipment, taking students on trips and anything else the jazz department...

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 trio consists of Travis Wesley on piano, Toby Cutright on bass, and Tom Marko on drums. According th...

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 five jazz groups including the jazz ensemble, jazz lab band, Vanguard Sextet, Birdland Sextet and the Bl...

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