Viola Dacus: Vocalist, Instructor, Mother Dr. Viola Dacus vividly recalls one of the teaching moments that affirm her career choice of helping others develop their vocal performance.
Jonathan Yargates’ Return and Cooperative Vision for Local Music Since making the Jackson metro home again, Jonathan Yargates has been prodigiously writing and recording new material. He also holds down the Saturday afternoon gig at Shaggy's, alongside his best friend and fellow Jackson music icon, Chad Wesley.
Garner Music Academy: ‘Make the Music Happen’ In her hometown of Pocahontas, Miss., Latongya Garner developed her affinity for music at Baker's Grove Missionary Baptist Church, where she currently serves as music minister.
Seth Power: Advocating for Mississippi and Celebrating Milestones in Life and Music In the last year, Seth Power has released two albums, and multiple radio stations have played his single, “I Do.”
USM Trombonist Livestream and Sports Safety Conference, MSU Revised 2021 Spring Calendar Brass faculty at the University of Southern Mississippi will partner with virtuoso trombonist Wycliffe Gordon to conduct a live streaming event on Oct. 29 at 1 p.m. Gordon is a former member of the Wynton Marsalis Septet and the Lincoln ...
Latitude Unknown: Pop with a Bossa Nova Twist Indie-pop band Latitude Unknown, which Jackson natives Spencer Nessel and Andrew Burke formed in March 2020, released a self-titled album on Sept. 4.
Mississippi Boychoir Adapts, Plans for Fall and Christmas Determined to have a successful season, the Mississippi Boychoir has been working hard to combat the issues that COVID-19 presents, quickly adapting to a virtual platform for auditions and performances.
JSU’s New Director of Bands Talks Virtual Musicianship Robert Little, Jackson State University's new director of bands since July 1, says music is something that dwells throughout his entire family.
SPEAKing Inspiration into the Metro and Beyond Latanya Shanks started a podcast for one simple reason. "I knew I had something to say and I wanted to say it," she said.
Rapper Condo Bo Spreads Christian Message Through the Metro Music is entrenched in Jeremy Thompson's family, he says. The Jackson native said his brother and cousins used to own a studio when he was a child and that he used to sit back and watch them make music.
Family, Life’s Most Powerful Siren Song A passion for music may have led Dawn Dixon across the Atlantic Ocean for a time, but her love for her family brought her back to her southern roots.
John Uzodinma II, Breaking Barriers Four Strings at a Time When the pandemic cancelled most of his scheduled events, violinist John Uzodinma II sought a way to stay connected to the public.
A Musical Inheritance, Trumpeter Builds Band Program Kimble Funchess, a member of the Jackson Horns, began the school's music program in 2014 with a group of sixth graders who had never before held an instrument.
Empty Atlas Goes ‘Maximal’ “There will never be an end to all the blood and sweat I’ll lend to make it work,” sings former Jackson Free Press music editor Micah Smith, the leader of indie-rock band Empty Atlas.
Zac Harmon, Raised Under Jackson’s Limitless Sky Zac Harmon may have left Jackson in his adult years to bolster his career as an award-winning guitarist, singer and songwriter who specializes in American blues, but he has always kept the lessons learned in his southern upbringing close to ...