Western Michigan University Jazz Studies - Kalamazoo, MI - Jazz@WMU

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Songsmith Collective CD Release Event

Featuring the Advanced Jazz Ensemble directed by Andrew Rathbun w/ Scott Cowan-Trumpet and Greg Jasperse-vocals



The work done by these young musicians reflect their curiosity, which jazz is about – the unanswered question, the constant searching.

—-Luciana Souza, Grammy awarded Brazilian jazz singer and composer




March 13-14, 2015
Saxophonist Miguel Zenon in residence and the guest artist at the 35th Annual Western Invitational Jazz Festival.



Friday, March 20, 2015
Saxophonist Steve Wilson and Wilsonian’s Grain

Featuring George Colligan-piano, Ugonna Okegwo-bass, Bill Stewart-drums


“The Jazz Studies program at WMU offers conservatory training within a major university as well as accessible, first-rate faculty.  A great place for the development of gifted young musicians.”

- Fred Hersch, Visiting Faculty Artist