jazz

Gerry Szymanski

Pianist and composer Jeremy Siskind, who performs tonight with his New York-based trio (Nancy Harms, vocals and Lucas Pino, reeds), talks to Cara Lieurance about renowned jazz pianist Fred Hersch, who recently performed at Western Michigan University.

Hersch has had a great influence on him as a teacher and mentor, says Jeremy.

Courtesy of the Artist

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

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.

Jon Faddis
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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