Drummer works with jazz bands to improve timing

By Billy Goulston Peter Erskine, drummer for Weather Report and former member of the Stan Kenton Orchestra, helped upper school jazz classes improve their rhythmic time and feel. In Jazz Band, the top big band, Erskine worked with Jazz Explorers drummer Charlie Fogarty ’10 on the portion of “Max,” originally written for the Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra, […]

Winter jazz concert features new age jazz and standards

By Billy Goulston Lasting upwards of three hours, the upper school winter jazz concert featured new-age jazz-rooted hip-hop, like Herbie Hancock’s “Rockit,” and jazz standards such as Duke Ellington’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” The concert consisted of both the three big bands, Jazz Ensemble, Studio Jazz Band and Jazz Band, and the two top combos, the […]

Florida theatre company produces senior’s one act play

By Zack Goldman Like most playwrights, Sam Alper ’07 is largely influenced by what he surrounds himself with. His muses are grainy, photocopied works from pop artist Edward Ruscha, the elaborate book covers of Kurt Vonnegut and the role playing game Dungeons and Dragons. This is hardly considered usual inspiration for a playwright, but then […]

Alumnus’€ film to come out in theatres next year

  Steve Gersh ’01 is producing an independent movie titled ‘€œPalo Alto’.€ The film, due to be released in 2007, is a tale of four friends who return home for Thanksgiving during their freshman year of college. The movie stars Aaron Ashmore, Johnny Lewis, Justin Mentell, Ben Savage and Tom Arnold. Gersh is in his […]

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