Jazz Studies News
Blugold alumnus and high-fidelity sound expert back in Eau Claire after 35 years
UW-Eau Claire graduate Allen Perkins spent an interesting California-based career designing and building award-winning sound systems for high-end music tech listeners, "audiophiles,” as he calls them. Now he’s back in Eau Claire and enjoying the return.
Eau Claire Jazz Festival returns April 22-23
The cornerstone event of the UW-Eau Claire jazz studies program was strictly virtual for the last two years, but the Eau Claire Jazz Festival returns April 22-23 in full force to campus and Barstow Street.
Jazz Studies Alumnus Scott Pingel
What is beauty? It can come in many forms to many different people. For Principal Bassist of the San Francisco Symphony, Scott Pingel (’96), beauty came to him in the form of music and art. “Those two vehicles have helped me learn so much more about
Virtual learning in action: Collaborative project results in pandemic-inspired music videos
Blugolds are combining their talents and the practical application of newly learned skills to create musical reflections of their university’s response in the face of the COVID-19 crisis.
Sixth annual Gatsby’s Gala a festive party focused on local music, mission
The Chippewa Valley’s can’t-miss event of the season, Gatsby's Gala, comes roaring back Nov. 8 with a renewed focus on celebrating musicians with local roots and supporting excellence in jazz education. The event will begin at 7 p.m. in Davies Center.
Margaret and Jack O'Farrell Director of Jazz Award established through donor support
Through a significant gift in support of the UW-Eau Claire jazz program, the Margaret and Jack O'Farrell Director of Jazz Award has been established and awarded to Bob Baca, professor of music and director of jazz.