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Local Music
5:52 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

In the studio: Andreas Kapsalis & Goran Ivanovic create stunning guitar tapestries

Andreas Kapsalis & Goran Ivanovic
Credit akgiduo.com

Several years ago, Chicago-based guitarists and bandleaders Andreas Kapsalis and Goran Ivanovic decided to form a duo to explore high-level guitar playing that blends immense technique, layered melody and rhythm, and classical, jazz, central European, and even film influences.

 The duo has recorded two albums of original works, "Blackmail" (2013) and "The Andreas Kapsalis & Goran Ivanovic Duo" (2009).   

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Local Music
5:24 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

In the studio with jazz vocalist/songwriter Peter Eldridge

Peter Eldridge
Credit petereldridge.com

During a recent jazz residency at Western Michigan University, Keith Hall, host of WMUK's Jazz Currents, invited jazz vocalist and songwriter Peter Eldridge to WMUK's Takeda studio for a session of music and conversation.

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Local Music
12:29 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

A jazz conversation with Joe Lovano and Tom Knific

Joe Lovano
Credit Jimmy Katz

In November at Western Michigan University, renowned tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano performed and collaborated with the Western Jazz Quartet and the students of the University Jazz Orchestra. 

Here's a conversation recorded at WMUK on the eve of the November 22nd concert, with Mr Lovano and bassist Tom Knific, chair of the WMU Jazz Studies department

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Local Music
12:28 pm
Wed November 27, 2013

KJSO Conductor Andrew Koehler on 'Evolution of the Dance'

The Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra's 75th season recently featured a concert called 'Evolution of the Dance.' With music of Johann Strauss, Jr, Norman Dello Joio, and Antonin Dvorak, conductor Andrew Koehler connects the threads of dance music contained in each piece in a conversation with Cara Lieurance. 

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Local Music
5:21 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Rick Phelps previews Kalamazoo Singers holiday concert

The Kalamazoo Singers will get a head start on the holiday concert season this Sunday with a performance at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Kalamazoo. Cara Lieurance spoke to Rick Phelps, director of the Kalamazoo Singers, to find out more. 

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