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The Lion's Roar

The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

The Official Student News Media of Southeastern Louisiana University

The Lion's Roar

Director of Jazz and Percussion Studies Michael Brothers directs the University Jazz Ensemble at the Nov. 4, 2021 concert in the Pottle Music Annex Band Hall.

Bill Evans Jazz Festival returns for its 21st anniversary

Cade Roland, Staff Reporter April 4, 2022

The 21st Bill Evans Jazz Festival will take place April 6-9.  The festival will feature student and faculty jazz performances, along with other schools in the area and guest vocalist Lisanne Lyons. The...

Students in the University Jazz Ensemble dressed to impress for their performance of their Christmas concert, A Big Band Christmas, on Dec. 8 in the Pottle Annex Recital Hall.

Jazz Ensemble concludes the semester with “A Big Band Christmas”

Haley Dupre, Staff Reporter December 10, 2021

With the winter chills comes winter bells. The University Jazz Ensemble closed out its semester with a performance of their Christmas concert, “A Big Band Christmas,” directed by Michael Brothers. After...

Students in the University Jazz Ensemble rehearse for their first on-campus performance following Hurricane Ida, scheduled for Nov. 4.

Jazz ensemble to perform first show post-Hurricane Ida

Austin O'Brien, Staff Reporter November 2, 2021

After fighting through Hurricane Ida, the 19-member University Jazz Ensemble will get the chance to perform again on campus.  The ensemble will be performing on Thursday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the...

Phill Fest (right) rehearses with the University Jazz Ensemble on March 8, the day before their first concert of the semester, as jazz studies instructor Michael Brothers directs. Fest joined the ensemble as a guest artist for the concert. Brothers is featured on drums on Fest’s upcoming album “Cafe Fon Fon.”

Percussion instructor to be featured on upcoming album

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter April 2, 2021

A member of the music faculty is featured on the upcoming album of jazz guitarist and vocalist Phill Fest. Michael Brothers, director of jazz and percussion studies, plays the drums on Fest’s fifth...

Michael Brothers instructs the University Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Lab Band at one of their last in-person performances on Nov. 20, 2019.  The Jazz Ensemble is live-streaming their first concert of the Spring 2021 semester on Tuesday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Jazz Ensemble welcomes guest artist for first concert

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter March 5, 2021

The University Jazz Ensemble is preparing for its first concert of the semester on Tuesday, March 9 in the Pottle Annex Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Guest guitarist Phill Fest will perform alongside the...

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