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Jazz trio presents CD release concert

Jan. 22, 2008

KALAMAZOO--The New York jazz trio, Tri-Fi, introduces its second album, "Postcards," at a CD release concert beginning at 8:15 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30, in Western Michigan University's Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Tri-Fi features Keith Hall, WMU faculty member and alumnus, on drums; Matthew Fries, winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition, on piano; and Phil Palombi, author of the Scott LaFaro book of solo transcriptions, on bass.

"Postcards" features a combination of original compositions and new arrangements of jazz standards. Jazz Review says of Tri-Fi, "These guys take on the jazz trio challenge and deliver a knockout punch," and jazz extraordinaire Ed Thigpen says, "Tri-Fi continues to inspire me."

Tickets are $15 and $5 for students and are available at the door. Admission is free with the purchase of a CD. The student jazz combo, "Freshtet," will open the concert.

For more information about Tri-Fi please visit www.Tri-Fi.com.

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

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