Messages from Masters: Marion Cowings

by Ella Campbell During the winter semester of 2012, Michigan State University’s jazz studies program was blessed to have a week-long residency with the master vocalist, Marion Cowings. Unknown to many, his lack of popularity is not telling of his charm, stage presence, and beautiful vocal styling: the day he left from his residency at […]

#JazzGirlProblems Vol. 1

         Hello and welcome to the first official article in Back Beat Magazine! Our first poll lead us to believe that you, the readers, wanted to see some of our #JazzGirlProblems. This kind of article will be featured as one of our originals in Back Beat Magazine, so we are excited to […]

Welcome to Back Beat Magazine!

Welcome, and thanks for checking out our first post! We’re still in the process of getting this thing up and running, but while we are, we want to hear what YOU want out of this blog.  So fill out this poll and let us know! Not to worry though, we’ll be back soon to fulfill […]