Jazz Studies

Barson and Rodriguez Named Artists in Residence at UW-Madison

Jazz Studies PhD Candidate Ben Barson and his wife and creative partner Gizelxanath Rodriguez have been named Artists in Residence for University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program. Barson and Rodriguez are cofounders of the Afro-Yaqui Music Collective whose work has been recognized nationally by ASCAP, New Music USA, and I Care if You Listen, as well as by Pittsburgh arts organizations, foundations, and media.

Podcast: Nicole Mitchell on the We Have Voice Collective

Jazz Studies Director Nicole Mitchell returns to the podcast to preview the upcoming We Have Voice Collective Presentation and Concert happening on January 17th.  For that event she'll be joined by talented New York We Have Voice Collective members María Grand (saxophones), Kavita Shah (vocals), and Fay Victor (vocals) for a discussion panel on Music, Equity and Safe(r) Spaces, followed by a perform