September 9, 2015
As far as careers go, jazz pianist Stephen Thurston is hitting all the right notes. The 2013 Jazz Piano graduate talks about his flourishing career in Denver, what's next and what advice he has for students.
June 8, 2015
The Thompson Jazz Studies Program continues to set the standard for excellence among its peers: pianist Paul Shinn, trumpeter Josh Reed and saxophonist Otto Lee were all recently selected for a prestigious, invitation-only Program for Jazz at the Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute in Illinois.
March 31, 2015
The Concert Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo received rave reviews for their performances at the “Super Bowl of jazz education” in Monterey, California March 27-29.
March 5, 2015
Students and faculty from the CU-Boulder Thompson Jazz Studies Program will perform some of the greatest music of the swing era March 8 in Lone Tree, hosted by the CU-Boulder Denver Metro Alumni Chapter.
February 24, 2015
January 12, 2015
Table for Five, a student vocal jazz ensemble at the CU-Boulder College of Music, performed in the balcony in the House of Representatives chambers on Jan. 7 to open the 2015 session of the Colorado Legislature.
Speaker of the House Dickey Lee Hullinghorst (D-Boulder) said she was "thrilled that CU-Boulder was able to participate in the opening ceremonies."
December 9, 2014
Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, which premiered the week before Christmas in 1892, is among the most iconic works of art associated with the holiday.
First recorded in 1960, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn's jazz interpretation takes the Russian composer's classic, amps the tempo and makes it swing.