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A base of indie mixed with chunks of alternative rock, blended to perfection and topped with randomness is the recipe for WAUG's mix. Tune in for everything from Weezer to Kaki King, Coheed & Cambria to Del the Funky Homosapien. If it's good, we play it on WAUG.
Yoron Israel: This Moment
Imagine you’re sitting at the back of a jazz club, alone, trying to isolate yourself from the world. It’s just you and jazz for the night. Yoron Israel, an amazing Chicagoan drummer is performing his song, “Here Today, Gone Tomorrow”. He starts off the beat with a laidback bassist, who is really setting up the relax moond. Out of nowhere, the saxophone and pianist come and collaborate to make a music conversational duet. The saxophone increases in dynamics, exciting everyone in the audience. The most enjoyable aspect is that the drummer somehow manages to change the rhythms and it is somehow perfectly fitting.
This music is unpredictable, fun, and most of all, jazzy.
Yoron Israel is gifted in many ways in which he influences not only the Jazz world, but he also brings his unique influences and experiences in World, Gospel, Contemporary Christian, Funk, R&B and Orchestral idioms full circle with his compositions. He is an overall great musician who has a taste of a variety of music. Yoron’s leadership and passion is contagious. His work allows people to appreciate jazz with a different perspective that nobody else can compare with. His background and experience demonstrates a higher level of musicianship compared to many other local jazz musicians.
Yoron allows every instrument in his band to have the spotlight in one way or another. Everyone is heard, and that way the listener can appreciate the work that each musician has to offer. It reminds individuals that a band must listen to each other, work together, so that they can create something beautiful and something original. Listening helps with the enhancement of dynamic contrast. Dynamic contrast excites and adds musical flavor. Rhythmical changes also engages audiences to become excited.
Jazz isn’t something everyone can enjoy. However if people listen closely, musicians like Yoron Israel allows one to listen to music with a whole new perspective.
WAUG is Augustana College's student-run radio station, located in Rock Island, IL, broadcasting over the internet 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Students are allowed to host a weekly radio show in which they can utilize their creative talents to both speak and play different music varieties over the air. Having a radio show at WAUG provides students with the proper training and practice for future careers in radio and communications industries