World-renowned trombonist Robin Eubanks has been a visiting artist with the Jazz Composition Workshop Ensemble this year. Robin's brand of high-energy, odd-meter funk proved inspirational for the students, who have responded with some interesting odd-meter explorations of their own. This should be an interesting concert.
Wambura Mitaru's eclectic and fluid music blends funk, soul, R&B, jazz, hip-hop, and sounds from her African background.A young passionate singer and songwriter from Nairobi, her career began in high school with training in classical music. She attended the Kenya Conservatoire of Music for further studies until 2011. Wambura Mitaru creates a hybrid sound of groovy tunes with catchy lyrics, and wants the audience to sing along from all parts of the world of music.