Flattening the curve with jazz

A screenshot of jazz musicians in a Zoom meeting.The WSU Jazz Big Band isn’t letting the global pandemic get in the way of delivering excellent big band entertainment. The award-winning group, directed by Regents Professor Greg Yasinitsky, put technology to the test to produce a video of the aptly titled composition, “Flatten That Curve.”

In addition to the quality of the music, what makes the performance fascinating to watch is the fact that the band members recorded their parts and video individually using whatever technology they had available. Yasinitsky then mixed, mastered, and assembled the performance video.

Enjoy the music:


Composed by Greg Yasinitsky, “Flatten That Curve” soloists include: Brand Fisher, tenor saxophone; and Gabriella Aragon, trombone. WSU Jazz Big Band—saxophones: Branson Bell, Lucas Blevins, Fisher, James Carter, Bryce Dale; trumpets: Logan Plant, Max Harrington, Daniel Richard; trombones: Aragon, Alex Belcher, Eric Alvarez, Tommy Hill; rhythm: Joel Roeber; Ian Sidley, piano; Joe Ballestrasse, bass; Sean Sidley, drums.

Top photo: Screen capture of the WSU Jazz Big Band’s “Flatten That Curve” video.

Originally posted at WSU Insider