Western Jazz Quartet to perform for Wednesday concert series

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KALAMAZOO—The Western Jazz Quartet, a resident faculty ensemble in Western Michigan University's School of Music, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Formed in 1974, the quartet combines performing and teaching with uncommon success as they promote jazz music and jazz education through a very active schedule of tours, concerts and workshops.

New members

Two new faculty members join the ensemble this year, saxophonist Andrew Rathbun and pianist Jeremy Siskind. WMU faculty member and drummer Keith Hall is also a new addition to the lineup. Tom Knific, chair of WMU's Jazz Studies program, still rounds out the ensemble on bass.

Bullock Music Performance Institute

The Dalton Wed@7:30pm: Live and Interactive! concert series is presented by the WMU School of Music under the auspices of the Bullock Music Performance Institute. Established in the fall of 1985 and renamed in 1988 in honor of its founder, the institute has presented events ranging from formal evening concerts to daytime educational outreach events for local audiences and students of all ages.

For more information about the Wednesday evening concert series, call (269) 387-4704 or (269)387-4678, or visit wmich.edu/music. Tickets are available online at millerauditorium.com or by calling (269) 387-3400.