Mark G. Meadows Appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor of Jazz at the Shenandoah Conservatory Reply

MeadowsMark G. Meadows (BM ’11, GPD ’13, Jazz Piano; KSAS BA ’11, Psychology) has been appointed adjunct assistant professor of jazz at the Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, Va., beginning August 2017. Meadows will teach jazz piano majors and jazz repertoire and collaborating with Shenandoah Conservatory faculty and staff.

Take 5! Irene Jalenti Quartet Plays Thelonious Monk Reply

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Photo courtesy of Alessandro Mari

Vocalist Irene Jalenti (BM ’14, Jazz Voice) and her quartet present a concert dedicated to the music of jazz icon Thelonius Monk. Known for his signature improvisational style, many of Monk’s compositions are part of the jazz canon. Join them as they celebrate the centennial year of this legendary pianist by performing fresh arrangements of Monk’s most influential melodies Thursday, June 15, 2017, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Mark G. Meadows Presents The Piano Men Cabaret at the Signature Theater Reply

unnamedMark G. Meadows (BM ’11, GPD ’13, Jazz Piano; KSAS BA ’11, Psychology) will present The Piano Men Cabaret alongside Nick Lehan and Shayna Blass at the Signature Theater in Arlington, Va from Tuesday, May 9 to Saturday, May 13. The cabaret will feature the hits of multi-talented singer/songwriter/pianist virtuosos including Elton John, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, and more. Mr. Meadows’ additional upcoming performances include: More…

Michael Formanek and Ensemble Kolossus Previewed by Washington Post Reply

MichaelFormanek-EnsembleKolossus-200Jazz faculty artist Michael Formanek and Ensemble Kolossus’ Washington premiere and performance for the spring edition of CapitalBop’s Traveling Loft on Saturday, April 22 at NYU’s D.C., campus was previewed by Michael J. West of the Washington Post. Mr. West described Kolossus’ performances and presence as “captivating, and drenched in imagination.” Read the full preview here.