Greg Jasperse

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Brazilian guitarist, singer and composer Chico Pinheiro will perform his music with Gold Company, the Western Jazz Quartet, and the Western Jazz Orchestra  in the opening concert of the Gold Company Invitational Vocal Jazz Festival, Friday at 8 pm in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. Pinheiro and Gold Company director Greg Jasperse preview the concert with Cara Lieurance. 


Gold Company and GCII, the acclaimed vocal jazz ensembles at Western Michigan University, will celebrate the kings and queens of pop, jazz, blues and rock and pay tribute to outgoing WMU president John Dunn in two performances Saturday at Miller Auditorium. Gold Company director Greg Jasperse and student producer Hannah Truckenbrod run down some of the highlights with Cara Lieurance.


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The Battle Creek Symphony has invited Gold Company, Western Michigan University’s internationally recognized vocal jazz ensemble, to join them in a holiday pops concert on Saturday at W.K. Kellogg Auditorium, Battle Creek. Conductor Anne Harrigan says it's the first time in over 15 years the two groups have collaborated. Harrigan and Gold Company director Greg Jasperse preview the program with Cara Lieurance.


Senya Alman

Each year, Western Michigan University invites a recognized master of jazz to perform with students and faculty in a showcase concert. This year, that artist was singer Deborah Brown.


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Greg Jasperse has his hands full as a professor of vocal jazz at Western Michigan University, and director of the school's renowned vocal jazz ensemble Gold Company

He's also continuing to perform and arrange for professional vocal groups Vertical Voices and Sixth Wave on both coasts.

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