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

WMU Jazz Faculty

WMU Jams w/ Keith Hall

 Benje Daneman's SearchParty CD Release

TRI-FI - Wed@7:30pm: Live and Interactive
Matthew Fries-piano, Phil Palombi-bass, Keith Hall-drums

University Jazz Orchestra-Directed by Scott Cowan

  • Thursday Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m.
  • Dalton Center Recital Hall

University Jazz Lab Band-Directed by Tom Knific

  • Tuesday, Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m.
  • Dalton Center Recital Hall
  • Free Admission

WMU Jazz Masters Concert
Special Guest Legendary Drummer Billy Hart

  • Thursday, Oct. 11, 7:30
  • Dalton Center Recital Hall
  • Advanced Tickets at www.millerauditorium.com $15, seniors-$8, students-$5 or at the door $20, seniors-$10, students-$5

Ashley Daneman Album Preview Concert- People are Fragile

Gold Company and GCII Sneak Preview-Directed by Greg Jasperse and John Proulx

  • Friday, Nov. 2, 8:00 p.m.
  • Dalton Center Recital Hall

WMU Jams w/ Keith Hall

Big Band Swing! 
University Jazz Orchestra-Directed by Scott Cowan
University Jazz Lab Band-Directed by Tom Knific

Advanced Jazz Ensemble-Directed by Andrew Rathbun

2019

WMU Combo Night @ The Union

  • Thursday, Jan. 17, 7:00 p.m.
  • The Union Cabaret & Grille-125 S Kalamazoo Mall
  • Free

WMU Combo Night @ The Union

  • Thursday, Jan. 24, 7:00 p.m.
  • The Union Cabaret & Grille-125 S Kalamazoo Mall
  • Free

University Jazz Orchestra and Kalamazoo Youth Jazz Orchestra-Directed by Dr. Scott Cowan and Benje Daneman

University Jazz Lab Band with guest soloist Benje Daneman, Trumpet-Directed by Tom Knific

  • Saturday, Feb. 2, 8 p.m.
  • Dalton Center Recital Hall
  • Free

Annual Gold Company Show
GC41: The Great American Songbook: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow-Directed Greg Jasperse

Annual Gold Company Show
GC41: The Great American Songbook: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow-Directed Greg Jasperse

Guest Artist Recital: Carl Allen, Drums

  • NYC Drummer and Bandleader to perform with select WMU students 
  • Tuesday, Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m.
  • Dalton Center Recital Hall
  • purchase tickets

WMU Combo Night @ The Union

  • Thursday, Feb. 14, 7:00 p.m.
  • The Union Cabaret & Grille-125 S Kalamazoo Mall
  • Free

Mike Rodriguez with the Western Jazz Faculty

  • Thursday, Mar. 14, 7 p.m.
  • The Union Cabaret & Grille-125 S Kalamazoo Mall
  • Free 

39th Annual Western Invitational Jazz Festival: Opening Concert featuring David Binney, Saxophone

  • Friday, Mar. 22, 8 p.m.
  • Dalton Center Recital Hall

39th Annual Western Invitational Jazz Festival: Closing Concert featuring University Jazz Orchestra-Directed by Dr. Scott Cowan

  • Saturday, Mar. 23, 7:30 p.m.
  • Dalton Center Recital Hall

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

  • Tuesday, Mar. 26, 5:00 p.m.
  • Dalton Center Recital Hall
  • Free

Bullock Performance Institute: Andrew Rathbun CD Release Concert

  • Wednesday, Mar. 27, 7:30 p.m.
  • Pre-concert talk at 7 p.m.
  • Dalton Center Recital Hall

39th Annual Gold Company Vocal Jazz Invitational: Johnaye Kendrick, Vocals

39th Annual Gold Company Vocal Jazz Invitational: Closing Concert featuring Gold Company-Directed by Greg Jasperse

WMU Drum Choir-Directed by Keith Hall

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

Gold Company II-Directed by John Proulx

  • Tuesday, April 2, 7:30 p.m.
  • Dalton Center Recital Hall
  • Free

Advanced Jazz Ensemble and Gold Company-Directed by Dr. Andrew Rathbun and Greg Jasperse

  • Sunday, April 7, 7:30 p.m.
  • Dalton Center Recital Hall
  • Free

University Jazz Lab Band-Directed by Tom Knific

  • Tuesday, April 9, 7:30 p.m.
  • Dalton Center Recital Hall
  • Free