Drummer Joe Farnsworth has emerged as quite possibly the world’s leading jazz drummer. Fierce on the bandstand in laying down uncompromising and often lightning-fast time, he transports the audience back to the days when “Philly” Joe Jones proved to be the driving engine of what would become known as “The Quintet.”
Slogging/Blogging Through Change chronicles the Music on the Square project. Narrated by School of Music Dean Mark McCoy and Mark Rabideau, director of the 21CM initiative, the blog promises a regularly updated and unvarnished look at community engagement.
Bass trombonist Dave Taylor transformed an instrument once relegated to playing whole notes below the staff and doomed to counting rests for a living into virtuosity.