Western Michigan University Jazz Studies - Kalamazoo, MI - Jazz@WMU

Friday March 20, 2015
Saxophonist Steve Wilson & Wilsonian’s Grain

Featuring George Colligan-piano, Ugonna Okegwo-bass, Bill Stewart-drums

“A complete lyricist and adventurer as an improviser… He interprets my compositions as I would have myself if I played his horns.”   –Chick Corea,

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Friday March 27, 2015
Vocalist Kate McGarry and guitarist Keith Ganz

Kate & Keith

McGarry’s unique musical gift is her ability to broadcast emotional transparency with undeniable and artless force. The singer one hears in McGarry’s work is gracious and endearing; she is vulnerable yet unbroken; she is always rapturous. With her musical and life collaborator, the guitarist Keith Ganz, McGarry has been forging a signature approach to standards and new compositions that is immediately fresh and very personal.”  –Kurt Elling 

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“The Jazz Studies program at WMU offers conservatory training within a major university as well as accessible, first-rate faculty.  A great place for the development of gifted young musicians.”

- Fred Hersch, Visiting Faculty Artist