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

 BOBBY BROOM, Guitar

  • Thursday, Sep. 8, 2022, 7:30 pm
  • Jazz in the Crawlspace Theater

EDISON JAZZ FESTIVAL

UNIVERSITY JAZZ LAB BAND, Directed by Prof. Carlo De Rosa

  • Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, 7:30 pm
  • Dalton Center Recital Hall
  • Free Admission

UNIVERSITY JAZZ ORCHESTRA, Directed by Dr. Scott Cowan

MATTHEW FRIES TRIO RECORD RELEASE

JOHNAYE KENDRICK, Voice

KEITH HALL TRIO featuring Robert Hurst III, bass and Andrew Rathbun, saxophones

  • Bullock Series
  • Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, 7:30 pm
  • Dalton Center Recital Hall
  • Pre-concert talk at 7:00 pm
  • Purchase Tickets

TONY ROMANO, Guitar

  • Guest Artist Recital
  • Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, 7:30 pm
  • Dalton Center Recital Hall
  • Free Admission

GOLD COMPANY SNEAK PREVIEW, Directed by Prof. Greg Jasperse

  • Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, 7:30 pm
  • Gold Company Directed by Prof. Greg Jasperse and GC II Directed by Liz Townsend
  • Dalton Center Recital Hall
  • Purchase Tickets

DANA HALL, Drums

ANNUAL BIG BAND SWING TRIBUTE

  • Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, 7:30 pm
  • University Jazz Orchestra Directed by Dr. Scott Cowan and University Jazz Lab Band Directed by Prof. Carlo De Rosa
  • Dalton Center Recital Hall
  • Purchase Tickets

JAZZ COMBO SHOWCASE

  • Monday, Nov. 28, 2022, 5:00 pm
  • Dalton Center Recital Hall
  • Free Admission

JAZZ MASTERS SERIES - CHRIS POTTER, Saxophone

  • Including the University Jazz Orchestra, Advanced Jazz Ensemble and the Western Jazz Collective
  • Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, 7:30 pm
  • Dalton Center Recital Hall
  • Purchase Tickets

JAZZ RHYTHM SECTION DAY 

  • This FREE event is open to Educators and High School Musicians (guitar, piano, bass and drums)
  • Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Dalton Center 
  • Sign up https://forms.gle/qa5SWG7YeocLN7629

JOEL FRAHM, Saxophone

University Jazz Orchestra and University Jazz Lab Band, Scott Cowan and Carlo De Rosa, Directors

  • Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 7:30 pm 
  • Dalton Center Recital Hall
  • Purchase Tickets

Greg Jasperse, Voice and Chico Pinheiro, Guitar

  • Bullock Series
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2023 - 7:30 pm
  • Dalton Center Recital Hall
  • pre-concert talk at 7 pm
  • Purchase Tickets

Western Invitational Jazz Festival

  • Saturday, March, 4, 2023 - 7:30 pm 
  • Closing Concert featuring Special Guest Jim McNeely, the Western Jazz Collective and the University Jazz Orchestra 
  • Dalton Center Recital Hall
  • Purchase Tickets

GC 45, featuring Gold Company and GC II, Greg Jasperse Director

  • Friday, March 17, 2023 - 7:30 pm 
  • Saturday, March 18, 2023 - 7:30 pm 
  • Sunday, March 19, 2023 - 2:00 pm 
  • Dalton Center Recital Hall
  • Purchase Tickets

WMU Drum Choir

  • Monday, March 27, 2023 - 5:00 pm 
  • Dalton Center Recital Hall
  • Free

Jazz Combo Showcase

  • Tuesday, March 28, 2023 - 5:00 pm 
  • Dalton Center Recital Hall
  • Free

University Jazz Lab Band, Carlo De Rosa, Director

  • Tuesday, April, 4, 2023 - 7:30 pm 
  • Dalton Center Recital Hall
  • Free

David Berkman, piano

  • Wednesday, April 5, 2023 - 7:30 pm
  • Dalton Center Lecture Hall
  • Free

GC II, Liz Townsend, Director

  • Thursday, April 6, 2023 - 7:30 pm
  • Dalton Center Recital Hall
  • Free