Chamber music from the award-winning H2 Saxophone Quartet, made of graduate students in the saxophone performance program at MSU. The musicians: Geoffrey Deibel (alto), Kimberly Goddard (baritone), Jeffery Loeffert (soprano), and Jonathan Nichol (tenor). Selections include: Quartett Mvt. III (Alexander Glazounov) Concerto Mvt. II (Phillip Glass) Nana (Victor Marquez) Strange Humors (John...
Break-beat rock and indie-pop from the Grand Rapids-based songwriting duo of Tory Peterson and Zach Guy. Featuring selections from their upcoming EP and favorites from their 2012 self-titled debut release. Simien the Whale is joined for this show by Rob Jordan on guitar and Greg Liceraga on drums. Recorded live at Albert White Auditorium in East Lansing.
Like songs on the 'flipside' of a 45rpm record, enjoy these previously unseen performances from BackStage Pass artists.
Second-line New Orleans sound meets hip-hop, reggae and funk in this Chicago-based tour de force. Recorded live at Albert White Auditorium in East Lansing. Lowdown Brass Band is David Levine, baritone saxophone; Chris Neal, tenor saxophone; Lance Loiselle, sousaphone; Mike August, drums; John Barbush, drums; Raphael Crawford, trombone; Sam Johnson, trumpet.
Bluesy folk with an edge, from Lansing-based singer/songwriter Jen Sygit and backed by the fine musicians of Spare Change featuring Drew 'Capt. Midnite' Howard.
Jen Sygit performs tunes from her recordings 'So Long Polyanna', 'Leaving Marshall St.' and more.
Recorded live in WKAR-TV Studio A.
Horn-driven, high-energy '90s alt-pop from West Michigan musical stalwarts.
BackStage Pass presents the best Michigan-made music performances from the second season of programs. Featured groups include The Professors of Jazz, H2 Quartet, Root Doctor, Big Willy, Organissimo, Jen Sygit, The String Doctors, Huckleberry Groove, Orquesta Ritmo, Steppin' In It, and Shout Sister Shout.
Performing favorites from the latest album, ''Play' Boy.'
'It's important to let people know: the blues is alive and well in Michigan,' says Maurice Davis. 'I want it to be loose where you're never comfortable and you never know where it's going so it can still be live and fresh.'
Maurice Davis, guitar/lead vocals; Ed Mason, drums; Melvin Palmer, keyboards; Beverly Davis, Hammond/Leslie organ.
Toe-tapping alt-country collaboration by veteran performers Andy Holtgreive and Bill Kenny
BackStage Pass presents the best Michigan-made music performances from the second season of programs. Featured groups include Groove Merchant, Frog and the Beeftones, The Mickeys, Delilah DeWylde and the Lost Boys, Thom Jayne and the Nomads, Don Middlebrook and Living Soul, Those Delta Rhythm Kings and The Verve Pipe.
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