PODCAST: Morwenna Lasko '03 & Jay Pun '03
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Violinist Morwenna Lasko and guitarist Jay Pun met in a class called Music of India in their last semester at Berklee in 2003. The two found a common interest in exploring musical vocabulary off the beaten path and moved to Charlottesville, Virginia to incubate their unique sound in this hip enclave at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Their iconoclastic sound has been a hit with listeners, and in addition to teaching private lessons, they have a robust gig schedule, including appearances at Floydfest and the Ocrafolk Music Festival.
"One Moore Farewell" comes from their 2009 album, Chioggia Beat, and eulogizes late saxophonist LeRoi Moore. The track features trumpeter Rashawn Ross '00, who makes his living as the trumpeter for the Dave Matthews Band.