Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Marsalis Offers Lessons in Music at Clinic

About 60 students from music programs at the University of the Virgin Islands, Charlotte Amalie High School, Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, Addelita Cancryn Junior High School and Bertha C. Boschulte Middle School attended a clinic and lecture conducted by jazz great Branford Marsalis on Friday, Nov. 14. The students sat silently and listened to Marsalis as he spoke about his talent and career, many with their instruments resting in their laps. The workshop gave the students a rare opportunity to hear a top-notch, professional musician up-close and personal. Marsalis sat comfortably and listened intently as students posed questions to him. One group of student musicians had an opportunity to demonstrate their skills and obtain pointers from Marsalis, who took out his saxophone and played with them. The session was held in the Music Suite on UVI's St. Thomas campus. The music clinic was sponsored by The Reichhold Center for the Arts, in conjunction with the V.I. Council on the Arts, and the University of the Virgin Islands Music Department.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Branford Marsalis Coming to UVI's Reichhold Center Nov. 15

Jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis entertains at UVI's Richhold Center for the Arts at 8 p.m on Saturday, Nov. 15. A member of the distinguished New Orleans jazz family, Marsalis' music traverses the jazz landscape, from traditional to modern to innovative. Tickets are available from the Richhold Box office at 693-1559. 

Marsalis will also offer a clinic for music students from the University and other Virgin Islands schools at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 14, at the Music Suite on UVI's St. Thomas campus. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

World Food Day at UVI

World Food Day activities on Sunday, Nov. 2, on UVI's St. Croix campus, helped to raise awareness of the plight of the hungry in the territory and the world. The day's events were hosted by the UVI's Cooperative Extension Service and Agriculture Experiment Station in partnership with the V.I. Department of Agriculture.