October 4, 2017

Day

Professor Jerry A. Bracey (’82 MME)  continues to impress audiences with his interpretation of the standard orchestra and band repertoire, his exceptional affinity for 20th Century music and his command of a broad jazz repertoire.  Maestro Bracey’s extensive commitment to the organizations with which he has been affiliated has garnered him a reputation as an...
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Trumpet virtuoso Burgess Gardner, also a composer and former educator, earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from Jackson State University, a master’s degree in educational administration and his Ph.D. in music at Michigan State University. He has played in bands of Count Basie, Horace Silver, and Louis Belleson. He has also played behind artists...
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