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Jennifer Taylor

Jeremy Siskind talks to Cara Lieurance about adjusting to life in California after five years in Michigan, and he previews his concert of seasonal music for solo piano.  It's at Milwood United Methodist Church on Sunday at 3 pm. Admission is free; a freewill offering will be accepted.


WMU School of Music

Scott Cowan has been writing music for many years, often finding inspiration in books, travels, or experiences at home. Tonight, he and fellow jazz faculty players and the Western Jazz Orchestra will showcase pieces that date from 20 years ago, to this week's wet ink. Cowan talks to Cara Lieurance about the concert, which begins at 7:30 pm in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.


Danielle Guerra

Longtime collaborators Lucas Pino and Jeremy Siskind premiered a new collection of songs, Golden Rule, Turing Test, at Western Michigan University on Tuesday. It's a sometimes lighthearted, sometimes bemused reaction to the way we filter our human relationships through social media and mobile devices.


The second episode of our Billy Strayhorn centennial birthday celebration focuses on his masterpiece 'Lush Life'.

"Jazz Currents" celebrates the birthday centennial of the multi-talented Billy Strayhorn.    

Episode one will focus on Strayhorn's upbringing and early years with Ellington.  During this time, Strayhorn wrote many tunes for the Ellington orchestra including 'Something to Live For', 'Take the A Train' and 'Chelsea Bridge.' 

Episode two will focus on Strayhorn's masterpiece 'Lush Life', including some of the definitive recordings by Nat King Cole, John Coltrane, Johnny Hartman and Strayhorn himself. 

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