WMU News

Jazz ensembles present 'Tribute to Swing'

Nov. 4, 2000

KALAMAZOO -- Western Michigan University's instrumental jazz ensembles will present their annual "Tribute to the Great Swing Bands" on Friday, Nov. 17, beginning at 8 p.m. in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

The University Jazz Lab Band is directed by Rick Holland, and the University Jazz Orchestra is led by Trent Kynaston. The Jazz Orchestra has received national acclaim for its high performance standards and creative approach to big band jazz. The ensemble's CDs, Spritely Overdue (1996), Disposable Income (1997), Blue Miles (1998), and Sweet Tango (1999), have received rave reviews from the United States to London, and are available on Sea Breeze Vista Recordings.

Each year the award-winning University Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Lab Band present a concert of music from the era of the great swing bands. General admission tickets will be on sale at the door for $10. Students and seniors will be charged $5.

Media contact: Kevin West; 616 387-4678; kevin.west@wmich.edu

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