Jane Rigler, Doctor Of Music, And Gypsy Jazz From Roma Ransom On Air Check

Nov 2, 2018

On this episode of Air Check, UCCS Professor of Music Jane Rigler joins us for the roundtable music review and talks about the power of voice, and Grace Easly and Gordon Lewis of Roma Ransom stop in to play a couple songs in-studio and chat about their work and musical relationship.

PART ONE: Music Roundtable

Vicky's Pick:

Uji - Jenga

Jake's Pick:

SRSQ - The Martyr

Jane's Pick:

Caroline Shaw - Partita

Upcoming events from UCCS Music:

Jan. 29th, at CC's Packard Hall, 7:30pm: the Colorado College and UCCS Crosstown Collaboration Music Concert with faculty from both Music Departments performing together with the Playground Ensemble from Denver.

Feb. 21st, at the Ent Center's Chapman Foundation Recital Hall 7:30pm: Jane Rigler will perform with her quintet, Sone -- original music with video.  

Mar. 8-10 is the UCCS Music Program's Peak FreQuency Festival, featuring sound artist/composer Raven Chacon, and composer Nina Young, as well as members of the UCCS Music Program Faculty and students. 

PART TWO:  Roma Ransom

Local musicians Grace Easley and Gordon Lewis are Roma Ransom, a local gypsy jazz duo whose music incorporates an eclectic mix of bohemian, world, psychedelic and folk genres. The couple handles all aspects of their musical lifestyle, from writing and recording, to booking and marketing, and they have recently recorded a new self titled cd.