Community Music School of Ann Arbor: For Namesake

    Hello Lovely Readers, Let me say off the bat that this is me personally asking each and every one of you to help my student in the music program, COMP. Yes, it’s also another crowd-funding initiative, and yes, like many: it’s moving slowly. Also similar to many other crowd-funding campaigns, it is meaningful. […]

2012 in review

The stats team prepared a 2012 annual report for our blog. Here’s an excerpt: This blog got about 4,000 views in 2012. Click here to see the complete report.

Messages from Masters: Jimmy Heath

by Ella Campbell During the past year, Jimmy Heath visited Michigan State University. He performed with one of the big bands and hovered around the jazz program, offering conversation and good company, and gave a master class. A “NastyClass” he proclaimed as he walked into the classroom. He spent some of the time talking about […]

Taking Back the Night

by Maria Navedo Take Back the Night is an annual event to raise awareness about sexual violence, relationship violence, and domestic violence. Usually when it comes up in conversation (So what’s this gig for?), just having the words “sexual” and “violence” next to each other is enough to end the conversation immediately (Oh okay.). That […]

Upcoming Articles

Hello Lovely People! After a wonderful first week, we are back on the grind, and writing more articles. Soon to come are: Transcriptions: Clifford Brown Transcriptions: Stanley Turrentine Concert Review: Snarky Puppy Concert Review: Robert Glasper Experiment Messages from Masters: Bobby Carcasses Messages from Masters: Mardra Thomas Guest Writer: “Taking Back the Night” Arranging: “On […]

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. ┬áSo fill out this poll and let us know! Not to worry though, we’ll be back soon to fulfill […]