Governor Pays Tribute to Dean Jessop
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert honored Craig Jessop, founding dean of the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University, last month with the prestigious 2014 Utah Performing Artist Award, part of the Governor’s Mansion Artist Series. “We want to appreciate what Craig Jessop has done to enhance music throughout the state,” Herbert said during the reception that honored not only Jessop, but St. George visual artist Roland Lee.    Continue Reading >
Utah State University Students Release 'Europa' CD
Utah State University’s Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Caine College of the Arts (CCA) associate professor and director of jazz studies Jon Gudmundson, has released a new CD called “Europa.” “Europa pays tribute to some of the hottest European contemporary writers for big band,” Gudmundson said. “The CD also includes appearances by some USU jazz faculty members, including trumpeter Max Matzen, guitarist Corey Christiansen and drummer Jason Nicholson.”   Continue Reading >