Category Archives: jazz

Trumpet Week

BGSU trumpet professors Charles Saenz and Lauraine Carpenter have announced the schedule for BGSU Trumpet Week.  The event is being sponsored by Yamaha and Royalton Music:

James Ackley – Professor of Trumpet, South Carolina,

Sean Jones –   Teaches at Duquesne, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Music Director of Cleveland Jazz Orchestra,  has his own small group,  etc etc.

James Ackley Master Class             Saturday, September 21, 10 am-noon, Conrad Room

James Ackley Recital                                         Monday, September 24, 8pm Bryan Hall


Sean Jones Master Class                 Wednesday, September 26, 6pm-7:30pm, Choral Room

Sean Jones/FacultyQuartet             Wednesday, September 26, 8:30pm-midnight, Club 149

Sean Jones w/Lab I                                            Thursday, September 27, 8pm, Kobacker

BGSU Vocal Jazz at the Detroit Jazz Festival

Bowling Green State University Vocal Jazz

The BGSU Jazz Singers have been under the direction of guitar professor Chris Buzzelli since the Fall of 2000. The ensemble includes 12-16 vocalists plus an instrumental combo, and performs the music of groups such as Manhattan Transfer, Singers Unlimited and New York Voices, as well as arrangements written especially for them. They have performed at the Jazz Education Network National Conference, the Tri-C Vocal Jazz Festival, the Gold Company Vocal Jazz Festival and the Ohio Music Educator’s Conference. They have also hosted clinicians such as Kim Nazarian, Peter Eldridge and Carol Welsman. Beginning in the summer of 2009, the group hosted the 1st annual Bowling Green State University/New York Voices Vocal Jazz Camp, which has attracted participants from all over the United States, as well as Europe, Japan and South Africa.

Bixler to play at Lincoln Center

Director of Jazz Activities, David Bixler will be performing at Jazz@Lincoln Center in New York City this Friday and Saturday, April 13th and 14th with the Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra. Led by pianist and composer Toshiko Akiyoshi who came to prominence in the 1970s when the big band was an anomaly. Influenced by the sounds of her native Japan and big band leaders before her (namely Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, and Bud Powell), Akiyoshi embraced the big band style and rose to success by pumping power into the reed section. Anchored by her long-time partner, saxophonist Lew Tabackin, and Japanese taiko drummer Eitetsu Hayashi, the Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra will perform Akiyoshi’s award-winning compositions.

Morgen Stiegler and The BGSU Jazz Faculty Group To Preform for WBGU’s “Live Wire” at The Clazel Theater

Vocalist Morgen Stiegler and the BGSU jazz faculty group will be performing a 45 minute show for the WBGU/PBS program “Live Wire” at the Clazel Theatre in downtown Bowling Green at 11 pm on March 22nd. This performance is part of BGSU Jazz Week 2012. The event will be taped live and then air as a 30 minute television show. It is a night full of many local and regional acts, which include jazz, folk, and pop genres. This 11pm show follows the BGSU Vocal Jazz Ensemble Concert, also part of Jazz Week 2012 that starts at 8pm in Bryan Recital Hall. Come out for a night of jazz (and after hours jazz)!

For more information on the Live Wire performances that night visit: