Lianne Harway

Jazz combo to go from Dizzy to Beatles

The University Jazz Combo will play charts by everyone from Dizzy Gillespie to Thelonious Monk to the Beatles in a free public recital on Friday, April 12, at 4 p.m. in the Music Building’s room 126.

Under the direction of Shahida Nurullah and Vaughn Klugh, the 15-member combo will perform a program that includes Gillespie’s bebop standard A Night in Tunisia, Monk’s In Walked Bud and the Beatles’ raucous A Hard Days’ Night.

Solo recitals to showcase graduating music students

The 2013 spring season continues this weekend with five solo recitals by music students in their graduating or third years. Most of these events will be juried recitals performed for credit, but some students will perform purely for the experience. Each recital incorporates one hour of music, the repertoire representing a variety of styles and periods.

This weekend’s events include:

Student rolls up sleeves to recruit blood donors

Canada must recruit 85,000 new blood donors each year just to meet rising demand, says Dan Brown.

The UWindsor student did his part this summer. His work pulling in 50 donors earned him a $1500 Partners for Life bursary from Canadian Blood Services.

“All around us, people need blood,” Brown says. “We don’t realize the chance that some time in our lives, we’ll need it too.”