WMU News

Vocal jazz students give free evening performances

July 22, 2004

KALAMAZOO--High school and college students from the Steve Zegree Vocal Jazz Camp at Western Michigan University will present a series of free evening performances Aug. 2-6 at the Union Cabaret and Grill in downtown Kalamazoo and on the WMU campus.

Solo performances by camp participants will be featured from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Aug. 2-5, at the Union Cabaret and Grill, 125 S. Kalamazoo Mall, in downtown Kalamazoo. There is no cover charge. The week-long camp will culminate with an ensemble performance beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall on the WMU campus. Admission is free.

The camp is directed by Dr. Stephen Zegree, professor of music and director of WMU's internationally acclaimed vocal jazz ensemble, Gold Company. This is the first time the camp has been held on the WMU campus. Thirty-five students and teachers from high schools and colleges in 10 states and Canada are enrolled.

In addition to Zegree, the camp staff includes Duane Davis, Joe Miller, Diana Spradling, Michele Weir and Sunny Wilkinson. Jazz vocalist Curtis Stigers also is slated to appear and meet with camp participants.

Media contact: Thom Myers, 269 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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