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WMU Jazz Masters Series featuring Drummer Peter Erskine
Date posted: August 20, 2016
Grammy award winning drummer, who has appeared on over
600 recordings with seminal jazz groups like Weather Report,
Steps Ahead, Steely Dan and Joni Mitchell, performs with the
Western Jazz Quartet, the University Jazz Orchestra, WMU Drum Choir, and the
Advanced Jazz Ensemble.
Edward Simon Afinidad and Imani Winds present ”House of Numbers”
Sponsored by Chamber Music America, this new work by WMU
Artist-in-Residence Simon brings together one of the world’s top
jazz groups and one of the world’s top chamber groups.
Including David Binney, Scott Colley, and Brian Blade. Not to
35th ANNUAL GOLD COMPANY VOCAL JAZZ INVITATIONAL
Date posted: March 31, 2016
Pianist Edward Simon opens the 36th Annual Western Invitational Jazz Festival March 11.
Date posted: March 6, 2016
WMU Jazz Wins 7 Downbeat Awards
Date posted: September 7, 2015
Songsmith Collective releases new CD
Go to blujazz.com to hear it
WMU Jazz Orchestra releases ‘Travel Notes’ and receives rave reviews
Date posted: September 8, 2014
Piano Day Event
Date posted: February 4, 2014
WMU hosted its first ever “Piano Day”, an event that included masterclasses, concerts, and a question/answer session with WMU’s world=class piano faculty – Silvia Roederer, Lori Sims, Jeremy Siskind, and visiting guest artist, Edward Simon. Even though attendance was hampered by weather, an audience of about 30 students, parents, and teachers from all around Michigan and Indiana enjoyed Sim’s dynamic Rachmaninoff, Roederer’s haunting interpretations of George Crumb, and Siskind and Simon’s spontaneous duets.
Frank Carlberg and Christine Correa bring their NYC music to WMU
Date posted: January 8, 2014
Sax legend Joe Lovano performs with faculty and students
Saxophone legend Joe Lovano brought his music and wisdom to WMU in November. Lovano held master classes, coached ensembles and performed with the University Jazz Orchestra and the WMU Jazz faculty. Lovano and Co. performed to a packed house at the Union Cabaret & Grille and the Dalton Center Recital Hall.