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New Knific CD released at Friday concert

Sept. 29, 2008

KALAMAZOO--"Lines of Influence," Tom Knific's third solo CD, will be performed and officially released in a concert beginning at 8:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall at Western Michigan University.

Concert tickets are $12, $10 for senior citizens and $5 for students, and are available from the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office at (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858. Tickets also may be purchased at the door.

The recording brings together a younger generation of musicians that have played a part of Knific's musical life, including his son, pianist John Knific; saxophonist Chris Beckstrom, a former student; percussionist Ryan Andrews, a current student; and drummer Keith Hall, a former student and current faculty colleague. The release concert will include members of the Western Jazz Quartet and special guest artists. There will be a reception following the concert.

The performance is sponsored by the School of Music's Bullock Performance Institute. Information about institute-sponsored concerts can be found at www.wmich.edu/mus_bpi or call (269) 387-4704.

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

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