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January 6, 2020 bucknej

Rex Richardson will be performing two world premieres at his concert! Tickets are available at

November 26, 2019 bucknej

Rex Richardson, guest artist with the Henderson Wind Ensemble in 2017, returns to Henderson on February 1, 2020 to perform with an 18-piece big band of the best jazz musicians in Arkansas! Tickets are on sale at Eventbrite. Special thanks to our sponsors: Yamaha The Band House Henderson State University Ellis College Margin of Excellence…

August 16, 2019 bucknej

Come hear the Arkansas All-Star Big Band in its first solo performance!! August 31, 2019 – 5-6 pm, approximately 140 Broadway Street, Hot Springs – under the Regions Bank Sky Bridge — be sure to bring lawn chairs. This is a FREE concert — more information is available at the Hot Springs Jazz Society website. We’re…

May 30, 2019 bucknej

I just finished three new articles: Scale Practice More Scales to Practice How to Practice Efficiently Let me know if you have questions: bucknej @ (delete the spaces)

April 7, 2019 bucknej

Last night’s concert by Doc Severinsen and the Arkansas All-Star Big Band was a total success!! Click here for photos. Click here for videos. Unfortunately, videos of Doc’s performance are not available due to contract restrictions. If you hesitate on seeing Doc because he’s 91, YOU’RE WRONG!! He still has it!! Go see this man…

February 11, 2019 bucknej

The Reddie Trumpet Guild is hard at work to bring Doc Severinsen to campus to perform with the Arkansas All-Star Big Band on Saturday, April 6th! More details available at Concert with Doc Severinsen.

September 13, 2018 bucknej

This performance has been postponed into the next academic year — watch for a new date. The Natural State Brass Band cornet section is performing at Henderson State on Tuesday, February 26, at 7:00 pm in Harwood Recital Hall in Russell Fine Arts.  (Note:  this is 30 minutes earlier than the normal start time of 7:30!).  Performing…

April 5, 2018 bucknej

Italian trumpeter Andrea Giuffredi will be at Henderson State University April 28 and 29, 2018.  Andrea will rehearse with several groups on the 28th; his schedule on Sunday, April 29 will be: 1:00 pm – A Day in the Life of Andrea Giuffredi (a conversation with Andrea about his experiences as a musician) 3:00-4:30 pm…