jazz http://wmuk.org en Grounded in eclecticism, Gene Knific debuts at Fontana Summer Festival http://wmuk.org/post/grounded-eclecticism-gene-knific-debuts-fontana-summer-festival <p><a href="http://www.geneknific.com/">Gene Knific</a> comes by his mixed pedigree of classical and jazz influences honestly.</p><p>The son of violinist&nbsp;Renata Knific&nbsp;( professor, Western Michigan University) and bassist Tom Knific (professor, chair of Jazz Studies, Western Michigan University), this eclectic young composer and pianist, with his trio, were invited to perform for the <a href="http://fontanachamberarts.org">Fontana Summer Festival</a> this weekend.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:27:06 +0000 Cara Lieurance 15736 at http://wmuk.org Grounded in eclecticism, Gene Knific debuts at Fontana Summer Festival LHI Live: Jazz vocalist Sara Gazarek and pianist Josh Nelson http://wmuk.org/post/lhi-live-jazz-vocalist-sara-gazarek-and-pianist-josh-nelson <p></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:50:06 +0000 Cara Lieurance 15393 at http://wmuk.org LHI Live: Jazz vocalist Sara Gazarek and pianist Josh Nelson What Are You Going To Do With That Jazz? Workshop Gives Students Options http://wmuk.org/post/what-are-you-going-do-jazz-workshop-gives-students-options <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://www.kjci.org/jazzstart.html">Summer&nbsp;</a></span><a href="http://www.kjci.org/jazzstart.html" style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">JazzStart</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;program is a three-day workshop put on by the new <a href="http://www.kjci.org/index.html">Kalamazoo Jazz and Creative Institute</a>.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The institute will host a free show Wednesday night at <a href="http://www.millenniumrestaurants.com/union/index.php">The Union Cabaret &amp; Grille</a>.</span></p><p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 02:14:13 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 13951 at http://wmuk.org What Are You Going To Do With That Jazz? Workshop Gives Students Options Jazz artists Frank Carlberg & Christine Correa prep WMU students for song project http://wmuk.org/post/jazz-artists-frank-carlberg-christine-correa-prep-wmu-students-song-project <p></p><p>Jazz pianist and composer <a href="http://www.frankcarlberg.com/">Frank Carlberg</a>, noted for his settings of modern poetry to music, his wife, singer <a href="http://music.columbia.edu/people/bios/ccorrea">Christine Correa</a>, and Western Michigan University jazz professor <a href="http://www.andrewrathbun.com/enter.htm">Andrew Rathbun</a> joined Cara Lieurance recently for a discussion of Mr. Carlberg's&nbsp;music, which was featured in a WMU concert in January.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 22:35:17 +0000 Cara Lieurance 12014 at http://wmuk.org Jazz artists Frank Carlberg & Christine Correa prep WMU students for song project Jeremy Siskind on mentor Fred Hersch and the art of songwriting http://wmuk.org/post/jeremy-siskind-mentor-fred-hersch-and-art-songwriting <p></p><p>Pianist and composer <a href="http://www.jeremysiskind.com/">Jeremy Siskind</a>, who performs <a href="http://www.wmich.edu/jazz/2014/01/jan-29-2014-dalton-live-and-interactive-jeremy-siskind-piano-dalton-center-recital-hall/">tonight</a> with his New York-based trio (Nancy Harms, vocals and Lucas Pino, reeds), talks to Cara Lieurance about renowned jazz pianist <a href="http://www.fredhersch.com/">Fred Hersch</a>, who recently performed at Western Michigan University.</p><p>Hersch has had a great influence on him as a teacher and mentor, says Jeremy.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 22:09:35 +0000 Cara Lieurance 12013 at http://wmuk.org Jeremy Siskind on mentor Fred Hersch and the art of songwriting