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Sun Prairie Jazz Festival
Band Directory Academy: Improvisation
Nationally renowned jazz educator Reggie Thomas led this session with Wisconsin band directors discussing improvisation techniques. This session was a part of the 2017 Sun Prairie Jazz Festival.
CRASHprez
Themes of social injustice flow throughout Michael Penn II’s (aka CRASHprez) performances. Watch him perform with DJ knowsthetime on 30 Minute Music Hour, live at the studios of Wisconsin Public ...
2017 Final Forte
Julian Rhee
Julian Rhee, a finalist in the 2017 Bolz Young Artist Competition, is a junior at Brookfield East High School. He began playing violin at age five and currently studies with ...
2017 Final Forte
Michael Wu
Michael Wu, a finalist in the 2017 Bolz Young Artist Competition, is a 9th-grader at Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School in Sun Prairie. He began piano lessons at the age ...
Making Jazz
A Jazz Community
Something unique happens over the course of the four rehearsals of the UW High School Honors Jazz Band. A community of young musicians is formed. Exposure to other young musicians ...
Making Jazz
First Rehearsal
Here’s the second episode of Wisconsin Public Television‘s Making Jazz web series. Follow 20 students from nine Wisconsin high schools as they work together as part of a prestigious Jazz ...
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