Calendar

There is always something going on in the Western Michigan University Jazz Program – from student concerts, to faculty performances and guest artists. 

Upcoming Events

Western Jazz Collective

Rich Perry with WMU Jazz

University Jazz Orchestra-Directed by Scott Cowan

  • Thursday Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m.
  • Dalton Center Recital Hall

Western Jazz Collective

University Jazz Lab Band-Directed by Eddie Codrington

  • Tuesday, Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m.
  • Dalton Center Recital Hall
  • Free Admission

WMU Jazz Masters Concert
Special Guest Legendary Bassist John Patitucci

  • Thursday, Oct. 24, 7:30
  • Dalton Center Recital Hall
  • Purchase Tickets $15, seniors-$8, students-$5
    At the door $20, seniors-$10, students-$5

Emilio Solla - Wed@7:30pm: Live and Interactive
With the University Jazz Orchestra

  • Wednesday, Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m.
  • Dalton Center Recital Hall
  • Purchase Tickets $15, seniors $12, students-$5

Bill Sears with WMU Jazz

Gold Company and GCII Sneak Preview-Directed by Greg Jasperse 

  • Friday, Nov. 8, 8:00 p.m.
  • Dalton Center Recital Hall

Rob Clearfield and Caroline Davis - Persona

  • Tuesday, Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m.
  • Dalton Center Recital Hall
  • Free Admission

WMU Combo Night @ The Union

Big Band Swing! 
University Jazz Orchestra-Directed by Scott Cowan
University Jazz Lab Band-Directed by Eddie Codrington

  • Friday, Nov. 15, 8:00 p.m.
  • Dalton Center Recital Hall
  • Purchase Tickets $10, seniors/students-$5

Pete McCann Quartet

  • Saturday, Nov. 16,
  • Masterclass 3:00 p.m. in Rehearsal Room 'A'
  • Concert 8:00 p.m. 
  • Dalton Center Recital Hall 
  • Free and this counts for Student Convo Credit

Advanced Jazz Ensemble

  • Wednesday, Nov. 20, 7:30
  • Dalton Center Lecture Hall 
  • Free

WMU Combo Night @ The Union

Joe Martin, Bass

  • Monday, Nov. 25, 7:30 p.m. 
  • Dalton Center Lecture Hall 
  • Free

WMU Combo Night @ The Union

Jazz for the Holidays

  • Sunday, Dec. 8, 3:00 p.m.
  • Miller Auditorium
  • Purchase Tickets $15, seniors$12, students-$5

University Jazz Orchestra-Directed by Scott Cowan
University Jazz Lab Band-Directed by Eddie Codrington

  • Thursday, January 30, 7:30 pm
  • Dalton Center Recital Hall
  • Purchase Tickets $10, seniors/students-$5

Gold Company with special guests Peter Eldridge and Johnaye Kendrick
Jazz Education Network Annual Conference

  • Wednesday, January 8, 11:00 pm
  • New Voices Stage, Hyatt Regency, New Orleans, LA

 Advanced Jazz Ensemble + Strings
Jazz Education Network Annual Conference

  • Friday, January 10, 5:00 pm
  • Conservatory Stage/Elite Foyer, Hyatt Regency, New Orleans, LA

Annual Gold Company Show
GC42: -Directed by Greg Jasperse

Annual Gold Company Show
GC42: -Directed by Greg Jasperse

WMU Small Jazz Combo Showcase-Directed by Keith Hall and Matthew Fries

  • Tuesday, Feb. 18, 5:00 p.m.
  • Dalton Center Recital Hall
  • Free

WMU Combo Night @ The Union

40th Annual Western Invitational Jazz Festival
Opening Concert featuring Elliot Mason, Trombone with the Western Jazz Collective

  • Friday, Mar. 20, 8 p.m.

40th Annual Western Invitational Jazz Festival
Closing Concert featuring Elliot Mason, Trombone with the University Jazz Orchestra-Directed by Dr. Scott Cowan

  • Saturday, Mar. 21, 7:30 p.m.
  • Dalton Center Recital Hall

40th Annual Gold Company Vocal Jazz Invitational: Special Guest SÄJE
Erin Bentlage, Sara Gazarek, Johnaye Kendrick, and Amanda Taylor

40th Annual Gold Company Vocal Jazz Invitational
Closing Concert featuring Gold Company-Directed by Greg Jasperse

University Jazz Lab Band-Directed by Eddie Codrington

  • Tuesday, March 31, 7:30 p.m.
  • Dalton Center Recital Hall
  • Free

WMU Drum Choir-Directed by Keith Hall

  • Monday, April 1, 5 p.m.
  • Dalton Center Recital Hall
  • Free

WMU Combo Night @ The Union

WMU Combo Night @ The Union