Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Performs On National TV In NBC’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ [Watch]

first_img[Audio: Recorded, edited and seeded by Michael Buzzeo; Uploaded by JamBuzz]If you like Taz, you can catch him during Jazz Fest at Z-Funk: A Tribute To Led Zeppelin & Parliament Funkadelic featuring Michelangelo Carubba & Shira Elias (Turkuaz), Roosevelt Collier, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Steve Swatkins (Allen Stone), Rob Walker (The Main Squeeze), Chris Bullock & Mike “Maz” Maher (Snarky Puppy) at The Maison in New Orleans on Sunday, April 29th. For more info, click here; to purchase tickets, click here; and for our full guide to Jazz Fest late nights, click here. Last night, in celebration of Easter Sunday, NBC continued their recent trend of live stage musical broadcasts with a newly adapted production of Jesus Christ Superstar starring John Legend as JC, Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene, Alice Cooper as King Herod, and an immensely talented group of performers to round out the cast.While several highly touted live TV musicals have aired over the last several years, this new adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s cult classic 1970 rock opera was the first to be filmed in front of a large live audience with live musical accompaniment. The teleplay was staged at Marcy Armory and has received rave reviews, with virtually every review noting the palpable energy afforded to the performance by the live audience and accompaniment.One particular member of the backing band will look familiar to Live For Live Music’s readers: young guitar wizard Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, who served as a featured soloist during a number of the show’s songs (including its opening number), augmenting the guitar work of band members Tim Quick and Dylan Kondor (pictured above).Taz, of course, has plenty of experience working with the decorated Andrew Lloyd Webber. He originated the role of Zack Mooneyham in the Broadway production of School of Rock: The Musical (music by Webber), and recently made a ripping guest appearance at the special 30th-anniversary performance of Webber’s 1986 hit musical Phantom of the Opera.You can check out a couple of Taz’s appearances below. You can watch all the musical numbers from Jesus Christ Superstar Live! via the NBC YouTube page):Jesus Christ Superstar Overture with Brandon “Taz” Niederauer“Damned for All Time/Blood Money” with Brandon “Taz” NiederauerJesus Christ Superstar wasn’t Taz’s only big show this past weekend. He also performed a Jimi Hendrix tribute show at Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre the previous night, billed as the 50th anniversary of Jimi’s iconic record, Electric Ladyland (1968). Listen to full-show audio of the performance below:Brandon “Taz” Niederauer – Jimi Hendrix Tribute – Full Audio – 3/31/18last_img read more

Alexis Peterson named to Wooden Award Preseason Top 30

first_img Published on December 7, 2016 at 4:34 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21 Syracuse senior point guard Alexis Peterson has been named to the John. R Wooden Award Preseason Top 30, which recognizes the nation’s most outstanding players.On Monday, the 5-foot-7 guard became the first SU player since December 2013 to earn Atlantic Coast Conference co-Player of the Week honors. In No. 20 Syracuse’s (7-3) rout of Coppin State on Wednesday, Peterson led all players with 16 points and nine assists.She has already received Preseason All-ACC honors and been named to the watch lists for the Nancy Lieberman Award, given to the country’s best point guard, and Naismith Trophy, college basketball’s top individual honor. Award finalists will be announced at the end of the season.Through 10 games, Peterson is averaging 22.4 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 6.5 assists per game. The ACC’s leading scorer, Peterson ranks seventh in program history with 1,431 points scored. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Coca-Cola Minigolf League: Six clubs set for finals

first_imgAt the end of the Coca-Cola Minigolf Clubs League Match Day 5, six minigolf clubs have qualified for the finals set for Sunday at the 18-hole Ridge Sports City in Accra. Five clubs –  Golden Putters at 39 points, Forbes at 28 points, Power at 28 points, Black Putters at 27 points and Nutterz Putterz at 25 points – secured their place comfortably. However, the sixth spot had to be decided by a score difference with Kama club qualifying at the expense of Sky club despite the two teams finishing with 22 points.Matchday 5 prize winners were Luvick Otoka & Ruben Minko of Kama Club who won the lowest score of 35 for the day and lowest Pairs Scored respectively.A spectacular showdown is expected in the finals which Golden Putters are highly fancied to win after dominating the last round. On Sunday, all scores, holes-in-one to this point will be scrapped, and the top six clubs will each choose their best three players to represent them in a one minigolf round of 18 holes, after which the best two clubs will square off for the ultimate prize at stake. The champion will be awarded GHC 2500, with the runner-up taking home a 32-inch color TV, plus additional 10 prizes awarded to best league players in various categories from Melcom home appliances, Latex Foam mattresses, Azar paints, and Interplast products.—last_img read more