January 12, 2008. Posted by David Tallacksen.
You may have noticed the colorful backgrounds in some of the pictures of performers at IAJE. We have E.J. Gold to thank for that - the artist is the official provider of JazzArt for IAJE 2008. You can see his work around IAJE - there's even a gallery outside of one of the performance spaces. These pieces are huge - probably 6 feet tall by a couple feet wide. I have a hard time capturing the entire thing with my camera. Here's one:
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January 11, 2008. Posted by Joshua Jackson.
Constitution Hall is just outside our broadcast booth. IAJE is showcasing a lot of college bands there today. The doors to the hall were open, and the sounds of blazing latin jazz were emanating into my ears. I had to check it out. It was the University of Illinois Latin Jazz Ensemble. Check them out on Eddie Palmieri's "Palmas":
Up next, I'll have a post about North Carolina Central University's Ensemble. They are an HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) institution. Their guest performer will be Branford Marsalis. Stay tuned. - Josh
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