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georgecolligan.com

On a recent visit to Western Michigan University, jazz pianist George Colligan joined Jazz Currents host Keith Hall in the Yoshimi Takeda Performance Studio at WMUK for an hour of music and conversation.


andromusic.com

The newest album from the Michigan-based, Celtic and world-music ensemble An Dro is steeped in the sounds of Michigan. Home videos and recordings of forest birds, wind and waves served as inspiration for the thirteen original works by An Dro founding member James Spalink on the album, which is titled The Music of James Spalink


marcusbelgrave.net

Trumpeter Marcus Belgrave was born in 1936 in Chesterton PA.  His first big break was touring and recording with Ray Charles in 1954.  In the early 60's, after 5 years with Ray Charles, Belgrave moved to NYC and worked with jazz innovators including Charles Mingus, Eric Dolphy, Max Roach and Yusef Lateef.  In 1963, Belgrave moved to Detroit to work with many of the well-known jazz musicians there and also joined the staff at Motown Records.

C. Lieurance

The saxophone may be a relative newcomer to the world of orchestral instruments, but it's gained ground fast in the 150+ years since it was invented. Today's saxophonists are expected to be fluent in European and American classical music, pop, jazz, and all related sub-genres. 

Casey Claussen

With closely matched harmonies, masterful guitar work, and a list of original songs, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot is a newly-established duo of long-term friends and band mates Phil Barry and Sarah Fuerst.  

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