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Off the Record

Photo by Nikki Antenucci.

Daniel Kim

November 6, 2014

Two weeks ago a new band popped up on campus whose three performances all drew big crowds. The band, named Off the Record, is the two-piece project of senior Maya Abramson and Writing Support Specialist Jonas Myers, '13. Off the Record sprung out of a previous campus band, Humans Being. When Human...

The Music Department presents Fridays at Four

The Music Department presents Fridays at Four

Geoffrey Leach

October 3, 2014

If you're looking for something to do between your last class and an early dinner on Friday, start your weekend on a good note and go to Kimball Theatre. Fridays at Four provides a variety of free concerts for the campus and community. The event happens every other week and showcases musicians from...

Sabbaticals Benefit Students, Faculty Alike

Sabbaticals Benefit Students, Faculty Alike

Helen Angell

March 13, 2014

While professors on sabbatical do not teach classes and usually do not advise students or serve on committees, a professor's sabbatical could never be described as "time off." The sabbatical program is an essential part of the Whitman College faculty's ongoing professional development and provides num...

Skier qualifies for Winter Olympics

Peter Clark

February 14, 2013

While the Virgin Islands may not be known for producing Olympic skiers, one Whitman student is an exception to the trend. Junior Jazz Campbell, a member of the club ski team at Whitman, recently qualified to represent the Virgin Islands in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Campbell was born and rai...

Whittie father-son duo forms heart of Seattle jazz band

Alex Hagen

December 1, 2011

If you've attended a Coffeehouse concert at Reid at some point over the past few years, chances are you've heard the music of Ranger and the Re-Arrangers, a band founded by violinist Ranger Sciacca '09 and his father Michael on rhythm guitar. The band last visited Whitman on Friday, Nov. 11. The qu...

KWCW Show of the Week

The Editors

September 29, 2011

'Lewis, Latin, and Licorice Sticks' Let the "Lovely Ladies of Jazz," Amalia and Rachel, spirit you away to a world of Louis Armstrong, Latin phrases and . . . Aslan. Step right on through the wardrobe and prepare yourself for two hours of laughs, talking beavers and good old-fashioned jazz! Thursdays,...

New professor Dr. Douglas Scarborough brings passion for jazz to Whitman

Credit: Marie von Hafften

Mallory Martin

September 15, 2011

This year Whitman welcomes new jazz professor Dr. Douglas Scarborough to the music department staff. Scarborough has held teaching positions at the University of South Carolina-Upstate and Virginia's Washington and Lee University. A singer, composer, trombonist and keyboardist, he has written and recorde...

Students of Jazz Ensemble, Workshop seize musical opportunities

C.J. Wisler

November 1, 2010

Credit-based music classes Jazz Ensembles I and II have provided students with unique, musical class courses for decades.   Professor David Glenn, who came to Whitman in the fall of 1989, helped bring about major changes to the bands and give students better artistic opportunities. "There was on...

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