University Jazz Lab Band performs with guest artists

Contact: Dannielle Sturgeon
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University Jazz Lab Band performs Wednesday, Feb. 14.

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—The University Jazz Lab Band will present a Valentine to the community with a quartet of guest artists and a specially programmed concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, in Western Michigan University's Dalton Center Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Joining the band are WMU jazz studies alumni Benje Daneman, Gene Knific, Evan Hyde and Ben Schmidt-Swartz. Deep swing and Latin jazz permeate the concert. The guest artists will also perform as a quintet with Lab Band Director Tom Knific on works by Pat Matheny and Knific.

For more information about the concert, visit or call (269) 387-4667.

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