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Curtis Stigers Band performs at Dalton Center

Sept. 12, 2005

KALAMAZOO--Jazz singer, saxophonist and songwriter Curtis Stigers and his band perform at Western Michigan University at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Stigers' band includes pianist Matthew Fries, bassist Phil Palombi, and drummer Keith Hall, a WMU jazz faculty member and alumnus.

With one of the most distinctive voices in music, Stigers pushes the boundaries of conventional jazz performers and expands the jazz repertory creating modern jazz standards. JazzTimes magazine has called him one of his generation's few male, bona fide jazz singers, and the London Times called Stigers' CD, "You Inspire Me," the best jazz record of 2003. On his latest release, "I Think It's Going to Rain Today," Stigers puts his unique mark on tunes by Sting, Randy Newman, Mose Allison, Willie Nelson and Tom Waits, as well as two new Stigers originals.

General admission tickets are $15 each and are available through the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office at (269) 387-2300 or toll free (800) 228-9858. Students and senior citizens will be charged $5 each.

Media contact: Kevin West, (269) 387-4678, kevin.west@wmich.edu

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