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Ford talks life on the road

Celene Vargas Arts Editor Andrew Ford, electric bass instructor and music business professor, is set to release an EP called “Soul on the Latin Side” around February, after years of playing for other artists while also producing and composing. The EP will have about five songs that mix soul music with Latin styles and feature guest musicians and vocalists. “I was never interested in doing this... 

Renowned vocalist jams with ULV quartet

Renowned vocalist jams with ULV quartet
Award-winning vocalist Kathy Kosins, accompanied by pianist Gayle Serdan and the University of La Verne faculty jazz quartet performed well-known jazz and R&B songs, along with Kosins’ original compositions during Sundays at the Morgan. Kosins and the band explored a variety of genres from the up-tempo bossa nova to the mellow songs of Curtis Mayfield. / photo by Gabriel De Alba Camila Rios Staff... 

Happenings

Jazz Music Sundays at the Morgan presents Kathy Kosins and the University of La Verne faculty jazz quartet at 6 p.m. Sunday in Morgan Auditorium.  The jazz quartet features Steve Alaniz on saxophone, Reed Gratz on piano, Andrew Ford on bass and Bob Dominguez on drums. Admission is free, but donations to the music department are accepted. ‘Chalk Boy’ The theater department will open its show, “The... 

Old experiences influence Gratz’s groove

Old experiences influence Gratz's groove
Saxophonist Steve Alaniz and alum drummer Mike Bennett perform the piece “Potawatomi Trail” with the Reed Gratz Band Sunday in Morgan Auditorium. This concert was the first of a series called “Sundays at the Morgan.” / photo by Stephanie Ball Kristina Bugante Arts Editor The “Sundays at the Morgan” concert series kicked off with the jazzy sounds of the Reed Gratz Band Sunday in Morgan Auditorium. Heads... 

The Reed Gratz Band plays in the Campus Center

The Reed Gratz Band plays in the Campus Center
The Reed Gratz Band performed an intimate concert Friday night in the ballroom of the Campus Center. Gratz played the piano, accompanied by Andrew Ford on bass, Mike Bennett on the drums and Steve Biondo on percussion. Gratz is professor of music; Ford graduated from La Verne in 1982; Bennett graduated in 2004. Biondo is the music department coordinator and founder and director of the West African... 
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