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Local band has Cal State East Bay influence

Local band has Cal State East Bay influence

Daniel McGuire,
Contributor

October 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus, Features

When I walked into Jupiter Pizza in Berkeley, it looked like a small, underwhelming restaurant. However, inside was a spacious venue and a large outdoor section accompanied by a stage for live music. The rustic setting was accompanied by the sounds of the West Grand Brass Band. With half of its members h...

Daniel Arevalo

Daniel Arevalo

Daniel Arevalo,
Contributor

August 24, 2017


Filed under Blogs

Expression of love and emotion From fifth grade to junior year of high school, I played the alto saxophone for the symphonic and jazz classes. I never loved it, however. I was always too timid to solo, too scared to risk being vulnerable in front of an audience.  My teachers always pushed me to t...

Oakland jazz festival honors Malcolm X

Oakland jazz festival honors Malcolm X

Mat Weber,
Contributor

May 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

The 17th annual Malcolm X Jazz Arts festival took place in Oakland on Saturday, filling San Antonio Park with music, spoken word, local artists, community activists, and a variety of other events. The free festival was originally started in 2000 by the East Side Arts Alliance, a nonprofit community cultural ...

The Golden State Warriors have no time for losing

The Golden State Warriors have no time for losing

Bryon Pointer,
Contributor

May 10, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After running through the Portland Trail Blazers in a 4-0 spurt in the first round of the NBA Playoffs last month, the Golden State Warriors accomplished yet another 4-0 playoff sweep against the Utah Jazz, concluding the second round of the playoffs with yet another landslide victory. Monday’s series-en...

Warriors beat Jazz at Oracle Arena

Warriors beat Jazz at Oracle Arena

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

May 3, 2017


Filed under Sports

The Golden State Warriors won the first game of the Western Conference Semifinals 106-94 on Tuesday against the Utah Jazz, a week after their sweep of the Portland Trailblazers. “Seven days can get a little bit tough,” forward Draymond Green told reporters after the game. “We were beat up so it...

Benicia artist brings Louvre to the Bay

Benicia artist brings Louvre to the Bay

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

October 5, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Features, Showcase

When I stepped into Mernie Buchanan’s booth at the 14th annual Pleasant Hill Art, Jazz and Wine Festival last weekend it felt like I had entered a French museum. Gold lettering identified the make-shift gallery “The Faux Louvre,” and elaborate paintings and ornate frames, painted to...

Hayward jazz festival takes over campus

Hayward jazz festival takes over campus

Devon Hanna,
Contributor

April 29, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Campus

Renowned jazz saxophonist Brad Leali jammed side by side with Rhythm section combos and the Jazz Orchestra at Cal State East Bay’s 31st Annual Jazz Festival, a three-day event, held at the University Theater on campus earlier this month. The festival kicked off on April 14 and featured Irvin Mayfield,...

16th Annual Night of Jazz comes to Yoshi’s

16th Annual Night of Jazz comes to Yoshi’s

Sam Benavidez,
Arts and Life Editor

February 12, 2015


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

As the 16th Annual Night of Jazz at Yoshi’s in Oakland approaches,California State University, East Bay Director of Jazz Studies Mitch Butler reflected on last year’s jazz orchestra performance. “[That was] my first time [at Yoshi’s] as a conductor or a performer. When you play in a theater l...

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