Interview: Saxophonist Branford Marsalis

EUGENE, Ore. — Legendary jazz musician Branford Marsalis is bringing his talent to western Oregon. This week, he’s performing with the Eugene Symphony. You can catch him at the Hult Center on Jan. 22 and 8 p.m. Click on the video above to watch our interview with him from KEZI 9 News Midday.

UO to Host Trombone Choir Concert

EUGENE, Ore. — The UO Trombone Choir stopped by KEZI 9 News Midday to talk about its upcoming concert. That concert happens, Sunday, Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Beall Hall at the University of Oregon. Admission is free. Click on the video above to watch our interview with them.

UO’s Green Garter Opening for Brass Band

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s the performance of a lifetime for the University of Oregon’s Green Garter band. They’re opening for Youngblood Brass band, a jazz ensemble group from Wisconsin. The 12 person band usually plays during UO football and basketball games, but on Monday night they will take the stage as the opening act. “They pull … Continue reading »

International Musicians Visit and Teach

EUGENE, Ore. — Local music lovers and university students got a world-class opportunity a year in the making. The Eugene Symphony brought in guest conductor Grant Llewellyn and pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi to participate in master classes this week at the Hult Center. At a class Wednesday, he gave University of Oregon students tips on performance … Continue reading »

Lane County Fair Announces Music Lineup

EUGENE, Ore. — We’re still months away from the Lane County Fair, but the excitement has already started. There are some big names headed to Eugene, including Trace Adkins, Josh Turner and Pat Benatar. The staff says having the big names in the lineup shows how much the fair has grown over the years, and … Continue reading »

Oregon Teens Finalists in Music Contest

EUGENE, Ore. — Two Oregon teens are a step closer to fulfilling their music dreams, but they need your vote to get them in the recording studio. North Eugene High School junior Emily Baker makes up half the duo K & E Music. The other half is her cousin Kayla Turner, who’s a senior at … Continue reading »

Local Musician Invents Music Technology

EUGENE, Ore. — A local music teacher is bringing new technology and possibilities to the way people make music. With an instrument and computer the new technology called Emotion is expanding the sound and visuals of music performance. It allows musicians to expand their skill set just by using small wireless transmitters. By day Chet … Continue reading »

Interview: OcTUBAfest

EUGENE, Ore. — This Wednesday is the University of Oregon’s “OcTUBAfest,” a celebration of polka music and all things tuba. Joining us in the KEZI 9 News in the Morning studio were three students from the university, along with Prof. Michael Grose.

School Receives Ukulele Donations

EUGENE, Ore. — Students at Oak Hill School got a generous gift of ukuleles Thursday afternoon. Mele ‘Ohana, a Hawaiian cultural and music group based in Eugene, has been donating ukuleles to area schools for the last six years. One member says the reason they started the program was to get the arts back into … Continue reading »

Kaleidoscope Breaks Down

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Thousands flocked to the Mount Pisgah area last weekend for the first ever Kaleidoscope Music Festival. Coordinators say about 20,000 people filled Emerald Meadows over the course of the event. Visitors came from all over Oregon and from 44 states and six different countries. All of whom cleared out Monday. Organizers say … Continue reading »

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