Martin Klemm

Sound Engineer

As engineer for WMUK, Martin Klemm could be taking care of a producer's computer in the morning, recording the Kalamazoo Symphony that evening, and producing Grass Roots the next afternoon. Being concerned with details and the staff's comfort, Martin will never run out of things to do.  Before coming to WMUK in 2003, Martin worked in Los Angeles making records with some outstanding producers, but preferred to be close to his family here in west Michigan. He enjoys keeping a busy schedule balancing WMUK, operating a recording studio downtown Kalamazoo, and remodeling his home in the Edison neighborhood.

Email: martin.klemm (at) wmich.edu     Phone: (269) 387  3169

C. Lieurance

A combo of prodigiously talented young jazz musicians who met at Western Michigan University, As The Sea is noted for the close communication between the players themselves and between the players and the audience. One of the group's favorite venues is an intimate house concert, an atmosphere they reproduced in WMUK's Takeda Studio.

John Kelman

Venezuelan jazz pianist Edward Simon, who got his start with bandleaders Paquito D'Rivera, Herbie Mann and others, recently signed on with the all-star lineup of the SFJAZZ Collective.

C Lieurance

On WMUK's Let's Hear It, An Dro's Jim Spalink, Fred Willson, Michele Venegas, and Carolyn Koebel play together and discuss the many influences that come together to forge the band's unique sound. 

Listen for several original tune sets, and the stories behind them - road trips, festivals, and family lore.

  An Dro will appear at the Old Dog Tavern on Saturday, March 1 for the new Michigan Global Roots Music Festival. Hours are 11 am - 2 pm. 

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).   

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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