The Northerner

VIDEO: The Supersax Ensemble of NKU

Shannon Burdett, Ben Ryan, and Kolton Smith November 1, 2023

Northern Kentucky University's music programs have an ensemble, a supersax ensemble. Participating students can explore the diversity of the saxophone in jazz and build their confidence as performers.

Album artwork done by NKU alum Hannah Jones.

El Ritmo Del Mañana has their ‘First Christmas’ a few Christmas’ late

Killian Baarlaer, Arts & Life Editor November 28, 2022

Two holiday seasons have passed since the conception of El Ritmo Del Mañana’s second album, Ritmo’s First Christmas. As the third season falls upon us, the latin jazz band is set to drop the project...

Students painting The Red Horses with chalk.

SOTA Showcase brings the arts outdoors

Corinne Byrne, Assistant Arts & Life Editor October 21, 2019
The air is warm and the sun is shining—perfect weather for an outdoor concert at Loch Norse that draws students and community members alike to campus on a Saturday afternoon. Black, yellow and white balloons line the sidewalk, along with chalk art, leading visitors from a do-it-yourself screen printing station to the live performances of Broadway songs, musical theatre previews, jazz ensembles and rhythm and blues groups.
1 OClock combo delivered West-coast jazz with vibes and vocals.

Jazz combos give coast-to-coast performance

Pavel Klementyev, Reporter February 12, 2018

NKU’s School of the Arts (SOTA) hosted a jazz performance on Feb. 8, which included two student bands led by university music professors. The performance, which was attended by more than 50 people,...

Kayla Upthegrove tinkers on her saxophone.

Improv and energy: Jazz students at NKU

Erinn Sweet, Contributor September 13, 2017

Entering a small recording studio on the third-floor of the SOTA building, Eric Snyder, a third-year musician double majoring in jazz studies and music technology--the latter being a new major offered...

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