Star-Studded Jazz Series Continues This Week At CCM

Earlier this week on her Arts in Focus blog, the Enquirer‘s Janelle Gelfand recapped Cincinnati native Fred Hersch’s intimate recital at CCM, performed before a packed house in Corbett Auditorium.

CCM Jazz’s spring concert series continues at 7 p.m. this Sunday, April 8, as Grammy Award-winner Bob Belden and Grammy-nominee Tim Hagans join CCM’s Jazz Ensemble and Philharmonia Orchestra to present Belden’s acclaimed masterpiece Black Dahlia.

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CCM Celebrates Modern Jazz Legends

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The CCM Department of Jazz Studies will kick off its spring concert series with a pair of exciting and star-studded collaborative concerts. On Sunday, April 1, CCM’s Jazz Ensemble and Faculty Jazztet will be joined by Cincinnati-native and three-time Grammy Award nominee Fred Hersch for an intimate night of beautiful music.

The Jazz Ensemble will then join forces with CCM’s Philharmonia Orchestra and award-winning arranger and composer Bob Belden to present his celebrated work Black Dahlia in its entirety on Sunday, April 8Both concerts begin at 7 p.m. in Corbett Auditorium.

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CCM’s John Von Ohlen Featured in ‘Modern Drummer’ Magazine

Modern Drummer magazine recently ran a feature on CCM Adjunct Instructor of Jazz Drums and “living guru of big band drumming” John Von Ohlen. You can view the full feature here.

An Ohio native and a CCM faculty member since 1985, Von Ohlen is revered for his work with Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Rosemary Clooney, Mel Tormé, Carmen McRae, and many others.

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CCM Alumnus Wins First Prize in International Trombone Association Jazz Soloist Competition

CCM Alumnus Adam Machaskee

CCM Alumnus Adam Machaskee

Congratulations to CCM Jazz alumnus and current Rutgers University graduate student Adam Machaskee for winning first place in the International Trombone Association’s JJ Johnson Jazz Soloist Competition on June 24 at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee! The competition is open to applicants under the age of 25 from all over the world and is one of the most prestigious awards in the trombone community.

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CCM Jazz Showcase Features Guest Artist Gerald Wilson

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The College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) Jazz Ensemble certainly have something to be excited about come Sunday, May 22. Grammy Award-nominee and Kennedy Center “Living Legend of Jazz” Gerald Wilson will be joining them for their annual Jazz Showcase at 7 p.m. in Corbett Auditorium.

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Jazz Major Wins Two DownBeat Awards

Congratulations to Dominic Marino, a Master of Music candidate in CCM’s Jazz Studies programs, for winning two DownBeat Student Music Awards. The magazine just announced that Marino was one of two winners of the Outstanding Composition Award (Orchestrated Work) for his piece “Perpetrator,” recorded last school year with the CCM Jazz Ensemble in the CCM Jazz Recording Studio.

Dominic also received another award as a recording engineer: Outstanding Performance Award for Engineered Studio Recording for a group of combo recordings that he engineered this Fall.

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“Three Sisters” Begins Drama Studio Series Tonight

CCM's Studio Series Presents Three Sisters

Photography by Adam Moser.

Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters opens CCM Drama’s Studio Series this evening (Thursday, Nov. 4). Sisters Olga (Catherine Prevett), Irina (Caroline Shannon) and Masha (Bennett Bradley) are refined and cultured young women who were raised in urban Moscow but have been living in a small, colorless Russian provincial town for eleven years. With their father dead, their hopes lie heavily in their anticipated return to Moscow, while the painful monotony of day-to-day living exacts its toll. The production, directed by Professor Diane Kvapil, runs Thursday through Saturday in the Cohen Family Studio Theatre. Click here for more details. Tickets to select performances are still available through CCM’s Box Office.

Drama Studio Series Sponsor: Neil Artman and Margaret Straub

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CCM Jazz Studies Catskeller Jam Session Reviewed by UC’s News Record

The News Record‘s Editor-in-Chief, Gin A. Ando, spotlights a recent CCM Jazz Studies jam session at UC’s campus pub, the Catskeller – you can view the story here. Be sure to catch the final concert of the fall CCM Jazz Series on Sunday, Nov. 14. You can view an exclusive preview of the concert here.

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Studio Drama Series Opens With Anton Chekhov’s “Three Sisters”

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CCM’s Studio Series of Operas, Musicals and Dramas continues November 4-6 with Anton Chekhov’s influential play, Three Sisters. The decay of the privileged class in Russia and the search for meaning in the modern world is the subject of this Diane Kvapil directed drama.

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