Bison Hill Jazz Festival to feature Grammy-nominated trombonist Steve Wiest

By Kendra Johnson, Arts Editor Trombonists Steve Wiest’s life has taken him on a journey from school band music, to multiple Grammy-nominee. This April he will have the opportunity to share what his experience has taught him with as the guest artist for OBU’s Bison Hill Jazz Festival. Thursday, April 4, The Festival provides educational … Continue reading Bison Hill Jazz Festival to feature Grammy-nominated trombonist Steve Wiest

OBU to host annual Symphonic Winds, Bison Jazz Orchestra concert March 11

By Chelsea Weeks, Editor-In-Chief As the spring semester brings deadlines and due dates, to also brings a variety of beneficial events. Oklahoma Baptist University's College of Fine Arts hosted the annual Symphonic Winds and Bison Jazz Concert Monday, March 11 at 7:30 in Potter Auditorium in Raley Chapel. The concert is free to attend and … Continue reading OBU to host annual Symphonic Winds, Bison Jazz Orchestra concert March 11

Bison Jazz Orchestra to travel to FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia

The Bison Jazz Orchestra (BJO) will travel to the FIFA World Cup in Russia this summer to partner with local ministries during the event, June 13-24. The World Cup is the largest sporting event in the world. According to Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the 2014 World Cup in Brazil had over five million … Continue reading Bison Jazz Orchestra to travel to FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia

Bison Jazz Orchestra and Symphonic Wind Orchestra to perform March 1

By Kendra Johnson, Arts Editor   (Courtesy photo/The Bison) The OBU Bison Jazz Orchestra (BJO) and Symphonic Winds Orchestra will perform a joint concert on Mar. 1, at 7:30 p.m., in Potter Auditorium. The performance will showcase two quite different styles of music between the Symphonic Winds Orchestra’s pieces and the Bison Jazz Orchestra. “Concert [symphonic] … Continue reading Bison Jazz Orchestra and Symphonic Wind Orchestra to perform March 1

Fall jazz ensemble featured guest artists

Kendra Johnson, Arts Editor Oklahoma Baptist University’s Bison Jazz Orchestra performed on Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. “It is a seventeen-piece jazz ensemble, featuring saxophones, trumpets, trombones, piano, guitar, bass, and drums,” Justin Pierce, assistant professor of instrumental music, said. The concert also featured a guest artist, who joined the Bison Jazz Orchestra on several … Continue reading Fall jazz ensemble featured guest artists