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Nine Lives: John D’earth

Quasi legend, trumpeter and VCU Jazz Artist in Residence John D’earth has accomplished many great things in his life that, in his own words, all happened by accident.

Nine Lives: Wells Hanley, part 2

Continued from part 1, we hear from pianist Wells Hanley, local musician and the new jazz piano professor at VCU.

Nine Lives: Wells Hanley, part 1

Pianist and renaissance man Wells Hanley has begun his first semester as jazz piano instructor at VCU. In the second edition of “Nine Lives,” we learn a little about the man and what — as well as who — has shaped him as a musician.