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Jazz 100: Centennial Birthdays

February 15, 2017

The year 1917 was monumental in jazz history, but not just because it was the year of the first official jazz recording. Some of the most famous names in jazz were born that same year. These musicians would stand on the shoulders of their predecessors, helping to make jazz the most significant American cultural movement of the century. To celebrate their centennials, Pepper is featuring a few of the most iconic songs from these jazz legends.

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Jazz 100: A Century of Recorded Jazz

December 7, 2016

Jazz is widely considered the first purely American musical art form, and with good reason. Nothing epitomizes the nature of our nation quite as well. Jazz is a mixture of the many cultures that resided in the United States at the turn of the 20th century.

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Midwest 2014 in Review

January 8, 2015

The 68th annual Midwest Clinic has come and gone, but this year more than lived up to what we have come to expect.  Many attendees come back year after year to enjoy bands from locations all over the nation and learn from the greatest minds in music today.  The clinic continues to grow, as well, with over 800 more attendees than last year, 700 of whom experienced the clinic for the first time.

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Announcing the “Hop, Skip and a Jump” contest, with Emmy-Nominated Artist Shaun Canon

September 25, 2013
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Your school jazz band could be featured on Shaun Canon’s next album!  All you need to do is make a video of your band playing Hop, Skip and a Jump by Shaun Canon and submit it to YouTube with the tag “hopskipjumpcontest.”  Don’t worry about making it professional quality;  you can record in whatever manner works best for you.  The winner of the contest will get the opportunity to play on a track from Shaun’s upcoming album!

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