Brussels Jazz Orchestra Performs At Penn State

A band of more than ten musicians all dressed in black dress shirts and navy suits professionally appeared on stage at Eisenhower Auditorium for the “BJO’s Finest and Graphicology” on Thursday night.

The widely acclaimed jazz orchestra has previously played in different cities all over the globe, including New York City and Singapore, with various movie productions and musical acts.

Brussels Jazz Orchestra has also won many awards including the Academy Award for a soundtrack in “The Artist” and Grammy nominations for the track “Wild Beauty”. Their performance started with some pieces from “BJO’s Finest” program that featured note-moving and smooth melodic pieces. The audience witnessed how each musician in the orchestra was playing in a united, yet unique way. Many felt lucky to hear them.

On numerous occasions throughout the performance, each musician including the pianist, the saxophone player, the drummer, and the trumpet player performed a solo. This led the rhythm of the selected piece, an improvisation many students in the crowd noticed. The audience appreciated this, as everybody in the band got the opportunity to show interest in their music. Continue reading “Brussels Jazz Orchestra Performs At Penn State”

Jazz inspired ‘Whiplash’ receives positive reviews from film critics

People might have funked a few times after seeing bloody hands working with the drums, but critics have sure welcomed that feeling of anxiousness while seeing the 2014 movie ‘Whiplash,’ and they have got a Oscar nomination this year to prove it.

The 2014 movie – Whiplash is about a young jazz musician being terrified by his own master appears to have connected a little fan-base, but people have been gushing about the film since it has been unveiled during the Sundance Film Festival 2014 in January.

The film deals with a boy Andrew Neiman, a nineteen year old jazz drummer, thinking of greatness but not really sure if his dream would ever come true. Ghosted by failed writer career of his dad – Andrew is influenced to rise to the top of the nation’s most elite music conservatory. Continue reading “Jazz inspired ‘Whiplash’ receives positive reviews from film critics”