Tag Archives: Dan Gross

“I Can’t Express How Happy I Felt!”: freshman saxophonist Grace Frarey on Eastman and on jazz

Grace Frary is the recipient of this year’s Rochester International Jazz Festival/Eastman School of Music (RIJF/ESM) Jazz Scholarship. The 18-year-old Canandaigua resident just began a double major in jazz studies and music education at Eastman. Grace, who has appeared in … Continue reading 

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Jazz Festival Diary #7: Eastman professor Harold Danko

The 2016 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) concluded on July 2. Among the hundreds of musicians gathering for this major musical event are many Eastman faculty members, alumni, and students. Free-lance writer Dan Gross posted regularly on the Eastman … Continue reading 

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Jazz Festival Diary #6: Eastman professor Dave Rivello (MM ’89)

The 2016 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) is running until July 2. Among the hundreds of musicians gathering for this major musical event are many Eastman faculty members, alumni, and students. Free-lance writer Dan Gross is blogging regularly during … Continue reading 

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Jazz Festival Diary #5: Elementary school jazz band director Robert Bickford (MA ’11)

Robert Bickford and the mighty Buckman Heights Elementary School Jazz Band at XRIJF 2016 The 2016 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) is running until July 2. Among the hundreds of musicians gathering for this major musical event are many … Continue reading 

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Jazz Festival Diary #4: saxophonist Karl Stabnau (BM ’11, MM ’13)

The 2016 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) is running until July 2. Among the hundreds of musicians gathering for this major musical event are many Eastman faculty members, alumni, and students. Free-lance writer Dan Gross is blogging regularly during … Continue reading 

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Jazz Festival Diary #2: guitarist Bob Sneider (UR ’93)

The 2016 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) runs from June 24 until July 2. Among the hundreds of musicians gathering for this major musical event are many Eastman faculty members, alumni, and students. Free-lance writer Dan Gross will be … Continue reading 

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Jazz Festival Diary: bassist Danny Ziemann (BM ’12)

Danny Ziemann – photograph by Nadine Sherman The 2016 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) opens tonight, June 24, and runs until July 2. Among the hundreds of musicians gathering for this major musical event are many Eastman faculty members, … Continue reading 

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Renowned Jazz Bassist/Composer Scott Colley Visits Eastman

Post and photographs by Dan Gross On April 1, 2016, jazz bassist Scott Colley visited Eastman to talk with jazz students and to perform with them in an Eastman “Jazz Cafe.” Here’s a report from blogger Dan Gross on Colley’s … Continue reading 

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Bill Holman at Eastman: Day Two

Jazz legend Bill Holman (background) speaking to Eastman students Post and photographs by Dan Gross On Wednesday, February 11, during the second installment of Bill Holman’s visit, students, faculty, and some community members quickly filled in the Ray Wright Room. … Continue reading 

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Bill Holman at Eastman: Day One

Eastman Jazz Ensemble, rehearsing with Bill Holman (far right) The great jazz arranger and composer Bill Holman is in residence at the Eastman School of Music this week. Besides rehearsals and meetings with Eastman students, the Eastman Jazz Ensemble will … Continue reading 

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