Polina Bespalko, director of the Xavier University Music Series, makes a point to organize and putting on several concerts each year. This upcoming season represents the 40th anniversary of the Music Series.
In October 2014 pianist Christian Sands, a protégé of Billy Taylor, known mainly for with his work with bassist Christian McBride's trio, played two nights to remember at Copenhagen's legendary jazz club Montmartre. The highlights are captured on this Storyville double album.
Xavier University music professor and organizer of the XU Music Series, Dr. Polina Bespalko, previews the upcoming concerts in their new jazz series, including a performance from the Blue Wisp Big Band on September 13, with WVXU's Ron Esposito.