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Local Music
4:18 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Nashon Holloway and The Soul Messengers bring rock, jazz, and real-life lyrics to stage

Nashon Holloway
Credit Courtesy of the Artist

Nashon Holloway will play Saturday night at 9 p.m. at Union Cabaret & Grille in downtown Kalamazoo.

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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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Music
8:21 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Famous jazz trumpeter to play with Michigan students

Jon Faddis
Credit James Walker Jr.

Last night, renowned jazz trumpeter Jon Faddis taught a master class and performed with students from Hackett Catholic Central High School in Kalamazoo. He’ll be making similar stops in Grand Rapids, East Lansing, and Detroit.

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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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