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OV Recommends: The Botolph Jazz Trio

“If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know.”

This quote was said by the esteemed jazz trumpeter, composer, and vocalist, Louis Armstrong. With jazz, it’s not about knowing; it’s about hearing and learning. The saying that all great writers were first great readers resonates with music, too. All great musicians were first great listeners.

Find out what jazz is all about and come down to Coffee Shark on 2222 and listen to Austin’s own, Botolph Jazz Trio.

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Beats, binary, and how it affects the modern listener

01001101 01110101 01110011 01101001 01100011

For those of you who’re not quite fluent in binary, it spells “music”.

These strands of eight digit lines consisting of 1s and 0s have completely altered the way that music is transferred from its source to our ears.

There are a few key advances in music technology since the turn of the 20th century that have broken the most ground in improving our listening experience…

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Margaret Moser has died

Unconventional.

     Unapologetic.  

          Trend-setter.

               Trend-breaker.

                    Feminist.

                         Certifiable badass.

                              Door-opener.

You can do a simple google search of her name and find the first hit is NPR’s article, “Margaret Moser, Queen Of Austin, Is Dancing In The Light”.

She was the Dancing Queen of Austin and everything else listed above.

Margaret Moser, 63, gracefully passed away in her San Antonio home after a four-year dance with colon cancer. She will undoubtedly carry the legacy of being one of the most famed, female journalists in Texas history.