The year in review for the USM Jazz program

  The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music hosts a jazz program that is directed by Larry Panella. The program was running smoothly and students were learning the great music of America in their comfy “jazz station” on the USM campus, in Hattiesburg, Miss. until the violent EF4 multiple-vortex wedge tornado hit the city in February 2013. … More The year in review for the USM Jazz program

Review: Otis Brown III’s ‘The Thought of You’

Blue Note Records released Grammy Award-nominated drummer Otis Brown III’s debut album “The Thought of You,” featuring vocalists such as Bilal, Nikki Ross and Gretchen Paralto. Brown III is known for his work with prominent modern jazz artists such as Joe Lovano and Us Five, Esperanza Spalding, Terrence Blanchard and many others. “A fierce and … More Review: Otis Brown III’s ‘The Thought of You’