jazz

Duquesne Jazz performers put on impressive show

Duquesne Jazz performers put on impressive show

Jessica Fortunato | Staff Writer 11/20/19 On Sunday, Nov. 17, the Duquesne Jazz ensembles performed a powerful, yet intimate concert featuring Max Jazz recording artist David Budway. The Jazz Workshop and the Jazz Ensemble performed several individual pieces, with Budway serving as a guest soloist for the final scores. The concert showcased the talent of […]

Earl Sweatshirt’s Feet of Clay messy, but interesting

Earl Sweatshirt’s <em>Feet of Clay</em> messy, but interesting

Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer 11/14/19 Earl Sweatshirt’s latest album, Feet of Clay, is a 15-minute disjointed, chaotic jazz session with a little bit of rapping thrown in. Feet of Clay is sonically similar to Yugen Blakrok’s Anima Mysterium while it lyrically resembles Tyler the Creator. All in all, this album does not really tread […]

Washington and Moonchild invigorate rhythmic genre

Washington and Moonchild invigorate rhythmic genre

By Joey Mueser | Staff Writer 01/11/2018 Jazz is a completely different art form all together, and it’s beautifully stuck in this constant state of improvement, which redefines exactly what jazz music is. The genre is at a point where it is not at its end; rather, the history of jazz sets aspiring musicians precariously […]

‘The Story of Sonny Boy’ reinvents blues music

‘The Story of Sonny Boy’ reinvents blues music

Gary Clark Jr. brings his music close to home in latest album By Jacob Guerra | the Duquesne Duke Friday was an important day for the vitality of modern blues; it marked the release of “The Story of Sonny Boy Slim,” an album by the Grammy Award-winning blues and R&B artist Gary Clark Jr. In […]

Facing cancer, Budway healed ‘by giving’

Facing cancer, Budway healed ‘by giving’

By Julian Routh | News Editor After a 13-year battle with breast cancer, adjunct voice professor Maureen Budway died Jan. 12 at age 51. Budway, who had been a faculty member at Duquesne since 1986, was a renowned singer in several different styles, including jazz and classical. She was the “perfect teacher,” effectively coaching students […]