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Live Concert Event at Amos Music Library This Saturday; Free Pizza

This Saturday, April 11th, Amos Music Library will host a live music event. There will be free pizza and soda; student bands The Illustrious Music Machine and The Brian Wood Trio will provide the jazz-blues-rock soundtrack. The event begins at 6:00; before the event ends at 9:30, we'll invite the audience to join in the jam (so feel free to bring an acoustic instrument!). The bands will perform in the courtyard, should weather allow, but the event will go on regardless.

Amos Music Library is located in the Center for the Performing Arts (CPA), behind Maple Street Station and south of the Shriver fountain.

Learn more at our facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/997896156887528/

All are welcome!

MusicNOW comes to Cincinnati this weekend; tickets $12 for full-time students

Now in its 10th year, MusicNOW is a Cincinnati-based music festival that celebrates the borderland between indie rock and modern classical music. You can find more details about this year's event, which runs from from Wednesday, March 11th to Sunday, March 15th, at http://www.musicnowfestival.org/festival.

In the meantime, come by Amos Music Library to check out albums from participating popular acts like Perfume Genius, Sufjan Stevens, Cloud Nothings, and The National, as well as pieces from composers such as Nico Muhly, Steve Reich, John Adams, and Bryce Dessner. 

Also, you can hear pieces via the streaming service Naxos. Just search our catalog for "Naxos music" and click "connect to resource online," or click the links below.

Bryce Dessner - Aheym (045778729661)

David Lang - Death Speaks (ft. B Dessner et al) (CA-21092)

Christopher Rouse - Symphony No. 1 (FECD-0026)

yMusic (ft. N Muhly, S Stevens, et al) (NWAM059)

Roomful of Teeth (ft. Caroline Shaw) (NWAM041)

Steve Reich / So Percussion - Drumming (CA-21026)

Interested in jazz? Try streaming via Music Online: Jazz Music Library

Alexander Street Press' Jazz Music Library is a great resource that allows Miami community members access to a vast collection of streaming jazz recordings.

Not certain where to start? Here are links to some of our favorite recordings from the late 1950s.

Thelonious Monk's "Brilliant Corners" (1957)

John Coltrane's "Blue Train" (1958)

Ornette Coleman's "The Shape of Jazz to Come" (1959)

Art Blakey's "Moanin" (1959)

Jimmy Smith's "The Sermon" (1959)

Taylor Swift's "1989," winner of the 2014 Amos Music Library Album Poll!

"1989" will soon be added to our Spotlight CD collection. If TS didn't have your vote, never fear, as 2014 titles from Perfume Genius (performing as part of this year's MusicNOW festival in Cincinnati) and Grammy award-winners like Beck, St. Vincent, and Aphex Twin will also be added to the collection. Thank you for your participation!

Listen to 2015 classical music Grammy winners now via Naxos


Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

Anne Sofie von Otter – Douce France





Best Contemporary Classical Composition

JL Adams: Become Ocean





Best Classical Instrumental Solo

Jason Vieaux: Play





Best Choral Performance

The Sacred Spirit of Russia





Best Opera Recording

Charpentier: La Descente D'Orphée Aux Enfers





Amos Music Library has the Spotify playlists to soundtrack your new semester

New singles: 2015

10 versions of the gospel / rock song "In My Time of Dying": In My Time of Dying

Guide to Protopunk & Punk

Guide to New Wave & College Rock

Guide to Postpunk & Hardcore

Guide to 90s Alternative Rock

Guide to Postrock

​70 hours of classical!: The Infinite Symphony 

Plus, there's still time to vote in our "Album of 2014" poll: http://goo.gl/forms/aHK0IGKJaa (Ends 2/15/15)

2nd Annual Amos Music Library Album Poll

Vote here: http://goo.gl/forms/aHK0IGKJaa

Taylor Swift 1989 album cover

Amos Music Library would like your vote to help decide which 2014 popular music album is to be added to the collection. 2013's winner was Lorde's "Pure Heroine," now a part of Amos Music Library's Spotlight Collection. This year's nominees were selected based on year-end best-of lists by various popular publications, as well as overall sales and Grammy nominations. Voting ends 2/15/15.

Many of the nominated artists can be heard on our 2014 Spotify playlist: http://spoti.fi/1y7tDTK 

Vote here: http://goo.gl/forms/aHK0IGKJaa

Year-end playlists from Amos Music Library

Looking for new music to help keep you warm these winter months? Check out Amos Music Library's Spotify playlists. Our 2014 playlist has tracks from 180 different acclaimed popular artists and lasts over 11 hours. 

2014 Complete

Or, listen to our 2014 jazz mix, featuring artists such as Ginger Baker, Hiromi, and Amborse Akinmusire.

2014 Jazz

Happy listening!