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Free evening concerts highlight vocal jazz camp

June 26, 2006

KALAMAZOO--The annual Steve Zegree Vocal Jazz Camp on the campus of Western Michigan University begins today and continues through Friday, June 30, featuring nightly performances that are free of charge and open to the public.

Tonight through Thursday, camp participants will appear on stage at the Union Cabaret and Grill, 125 S. Kalamazoo Mall. Performances begin at 8 p.m. each evening and continue until about 10 p.m. There is no cover charge, and no reservations are necessary.

The closing concert for the camp begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Dr. Stephen Zegree, professor of music and director of WMU's internationally acclaimed vocal jazz ensemble, Gold Company, serves as host for the six-day jazz camp. High school and college students and teachers from 13 states, Japan, and South Africa will join Zegree and a world-class staff to learn jazz solos and develop their group jazz vocal abilities. Other professional musicians involved in this project are Duane Davis, Diana Spradling, Michele Weir, Greg Jasperse, Dave Izard (piano), Aaron Tully (bass), and Ryan Andrews (drums).

Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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