Ferris State University Blog Posts

The Greatest Jazz Albums through the Decades

By Alexa Donakowski, Ferris State University student Editor’s note: This is the ninth in a series of blog posts for GRandJazzFest written by Ferris State University public relations students. Thank you, Ferris, for helping to build awareness of jazz, the great American music art form!  Since its inception in the early 1900s, jazz has evolved and moved forward […]

Gibson Guitars

By Christopher Hull, Ferris State University student Editor’s note: This is the eighth in a series of blog posts for GRandJazzFest written by Ferris State University public relations students. Thank you, Ferris, for helping to build awareness of jazz, the great American music art form!  Michigan was once a virtual breeding ground for jazz musicians, but the state’s […]

Will There Be an Encore for Edye Evans Hyde?

By Christie Bender, Ferris State University student Editor’s note: This is the seventh in a series of blog posts for GRandJazzFest written by Ferris State University public relations students. Thank you, Ferris, for helping to build awareness of jazz, the great American music art form!  Awaiting the long arrival of the 2013 GRandJazzFest’s schedule, participants hoped  to see […]

Seth MacFarlane: Actor, Animator, Screenwriter, Comedian and Big Band Jazz Singer?

  By Hayley Miller, Ferris State University student Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series of blog posts for GRandJazzFest written by Ferris State University public relations students. Thank you, Ferris, for helping to build awareness of jazz, the great American music art form!  Most widely known as the creator of Fox’s animated sitcom, Family Guy, […]

The Voices of Jazz

By Kellyn Vos, Ferris State University student Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series of blog posts for GRandJazzFest written by Ferris State University public relations students. Thank you, Ferris, for helping to build awareness of jazz, the great American music art form! Read about the author at the end of this post. When people […]

Top Three Michigan Artists in Jazz History

By Amanda Krebs, Ferris State University student Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of blog posts for GRandJazzFest written by Ferris State University public relations students. Thank you, Ferris, for helping to build awareness of jazz, the great American music art form! Read about the author at the end of this post. Michigan is […]

Trumpet Transformation Through Time

By Christie Bender, Ferris State University student Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of blog posts for GRandJazzFest written by Ferris State University public relations students. Thank you, Ferris, for helping to build awareness of jazz, the great American music art form! Read about the author at the end of this post. Dating back […]

Nina Simone, the High Priestess of Soul

By Delanie Gavan, Ferris State University student Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of blog posts for GRandJazzFest written by Ferris State University public relations students. Thank you, Ferris, for helping to build awareness of jazz, the great American music art form! Read about the author at the end of this post. She was […]

Louis Armstrong’s Wonderful World

By Delanie Gavan, Ferris State University student Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of blog posts for GRandJazzFest written by Ferris State University public relations students. Thank you, Ferris, for helping to build awareness of jazz, the great American music art form! Read about the author at the end of this post. […]

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