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Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Rhythm & Brass

September 13, 2023

The 2023-24 season marks the 30th anniversary of the founding of Rhythm & Brass.

Kyle Jones (A.D., Woodwinds, 2020) selected as a recipient of a 2023 Rocket Grant

September 11, 2023 | Charlotte Street

Jones's project, entitled Seasons and Cycles, he will be partnering with composer Paul Berlinsky to envision a public concert that will take place in February 2024 at the Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium in Kansas City's Union Station. Featuring baritone saxophone and electronics, the new work centers our relationship to nature as human beings, as well as the importance of cyclical change.

Terence Blanchard leaning on a bridge outside holding his trumpet.

Announcing ‘Jazz Giant’ Terence Blanchard as 2023-24 Winner of Eddie Medora King Award

September 7, 2023

Blanchard is the recipient of a $50,000 prize given every two years for achieved excellence in original music composition.

Michael Austin (M.M., Theory, 2007) appointed Senior Lecturer in Music & Sound at Edge Hill University in Ormskirk, England

July 24, 2023