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Gold Company Sextet performs at Lincoln Center

April 19, 2004

KALAMAZOO--The Gold Company Sextet, an offshoot of Western Michigan University's internationally acclaimed vocal jazz ensemble, Gold Company, will be featured in a performance at Alice Tully Hall in New York's Lincoln Center Sunday, April 25, at 8 p.m.

Gold Company's performance is part of the New York City Vocal Jazz and Show Choir Festival. Tickets can be ordered online at <www.lincolncenter.org> or by calling Center Charge at (212) 721-6500.

Dr, Stephen Zegree, director of Gold Company for the past 26 years, also will be the guest conductor for a festival chorus during the same concert.

The Gold Company Sextet is a highly select ensemble that has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and South Africa. In December 2003, they played to packed concert halls in Estonia and Latvia. One month later, the group gave a featured concert at the International Association of Jazz Educators Convention in New York City. The group has appeared with such guest artists as Bobby McFerrin, Damon Meader of New York Voices, and Janis Siegel of Manhattan Transfer.

Gold Company Sextet


Justin Avery (tenor) is a senior jazz studies major from Traverse City, Mich.
Joe Beutel (bass) is a sophomore voice performance major from Fort Wayne, Ind.
Tim Buchholz (tenor) is a junior jazz studies major from Stevens Point, Wis.
Katie Campbell (soprano) is a senior jazz studies major from Valley Village, Calif.
Nayanna Holley (soprano) is a sophomore jazz studies major from Los Angeles.
Johnaye Kendrick (alto) is a junior jazz studies major from San Diego.


Matt Heredia (bass guitar) is a junior jazz studies major from Grand Rapids, Mich.
Jevin Hunter (drums) is a sophomore music major from Detroit.
Darius Pimpleton (piano and saxophone) is a senior music major from Muskegon, Mich.
Matt Warnock (guitar) is a music performance graduate student from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

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Andy Barker is a senior business major from Flat Rock , Mich.

Media contact: Mark Schwerin, 269 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

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