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Jazz artists perform in Dalton Center

March 1, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University will host two concerts in association with the Midwest Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference being held on campus Thursday through Saturday, March 8-10. Both concerts will take place in the Dalton Center Recital Hall and are open to the public.

Friday, March 9, 8:15 p.m.
"Tuba Euphonium Jazz," $5 at the door
International tuba and euphonium artists will present an evening of jazz. Soloists include Kent Eshelman, winner of the Jeju (Korea) International Brass Competition and the Leonard Falcone tuba competition; John Noreyko, of Walt Disney's Side Street Strutters; and Brad Felt, who has performed with dozens of notable jazz artists and groups, including Freddie Hubbard, Thad Jones, Annie Ross, Martha Reeves and the Four Tops.

Saturday, March 10, 5 p.m.
Kalamazoo Concert Band, free show
Under the direction of Tom Evans, the Kalamazoo Concert Band will perform selections of their own, and then will accompany the evening's featured tuba and euphonium soloists. Soloists include Dan Perantoni, Indiana University; Rex Martin, Northwestern University; Ken Kroesche, Oakland University; and Martin Cochran, University of Montevello.

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

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