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Jazz camp features free Union Cabaret performances

June 13, 2005

KALAMAZOO--The annual Steve Zegree Vocal Jazz Camp will be held on the campus of Western Michigan University June 26 through July 1 and features free nightly performances in downtown Kalamazoo and a closing concert in WMU's Dalton Center.

More than 50 students and teachers from high schools and colleges in 12 states and Canada will join Dr. Zegree and a world-class camp staff to learn jazz solos and develop their group jazz vocal abilities.

Monday through Thursday, June 27-30, camp participants will appear nightly from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. on stage at the Union Cabaret and Grill, 125 S. Kalamazoo Mall, in downtown Kalamazoo. There is no cover charge for the performances, and no reservations are necessary.

The camp's closing concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 1, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.

Zegree is director of WMU's internationally acclaimed vocal jazz ensemble Gold Company. He is a professor of music and has served on WMU's music faculty for 27 years. Other members of the School of Music faculty who will be working with camp participants include Keith Hall, Tom Knific, Dr. Joe Miller and Diana Spradling. Guest artists on the camp staff include Duane Davis, WMU alumni Tim Brent and Greg Jasperse, as well as Darmon Meader from New York Voices.

Media contact: Kevin West, 269 387-4678, kevin.west@wmich.edu

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