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‘Through the Gates,’ ep. 30: Monika Herzig on legend David Baker, women in jazz

Sept. 28, 2016

This week, Through the Gates host Jim Shanahan talks with Monika Herzig, jazz recording artist and lecturer in SPEA’s Arts Management program. Herzig, an esteemed jazz educator and a longtime advocate for women in jazz, goes on tour this fall to promote her collaborative woman-led album “The Whole World In Her Hands” (Whaling City Sound, 2016). She also treats listeners to a performance of The Hill Country, an original composition dedicated to the Hoosier landscape.

Through the Gates

“Through the Gates” is a podcast series about the people, places, events, visitors and programs of IU Bloomington, hosted by Media School Dean Jim Shanahan and Provost’s Office Strategic Communications Specialist Janae Cummings. 

In episode, she explains jazz as a “music that develops in the process.”

“You get together with the goal of doing something creative, but you don’t know exactly what it’s going to be… it’s like a game.”

Listeners will also hear a conversation between Through the Gates co-host Janae Cummings and Dale McFadden, director of the upcoming play Dancing at Lughanasa. Written by acclaimed Irish author and playwright Brian Friel, Dancing at Lughnasa frames the sorrows and joys of a Northern Irish family through Michael Evans’ narrated memories of his early boyhood.

The episode closes with MFA actor Chris J. Handley sharing a monologue as narrator Michael Evans.

Enter to win

Current IU faculty and staff with a valid IU email address can enter to win a copy of Herzig's new album, "The Whole World In Her Hands", a $16 total value. The contest opens Sept. 28 and closes at 4 p.m. Oct. 3, 2016.

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