WMU News

New Cowan CD released at Dalton Center concert

Jan. 19, 2005

KALAMAZOO--Scott Cowan and the Western Jazz Quartet will introduce Cowan's new CD, "Premiere," with a concert Friday, Jan. 28, at 8:15 p.m. in the Dalton Center Recital Hall at Western Michigan University.

Admission is free with the purchase at the door of the new CD for $15. General admission is $10 and $5 for students and senior citizens.

The program features a diverse mix of originals and arrangements by Cowan. A jazz brass specialist, Cowan directs the University Jazz Orchestra, coaches jazz combos, and teaches applied jazz brass as well as jazz theory, improvisation, arranging, and appreciation in WMU's School of Music.

Cowan has taught at the New England Conservatory, Berklee College, Longy School of Music and Florida International University. He has performed with the Ron Miller Ensemble, the Artie Shaw Orchestra, and as a guest artist at the Glenn Miller Festival. He has appeared with entertainers including Jack Jones, Vinny Falcone, George Shearing Quintet, Steve Lawrence, Eydie Gorm , Vic Damone, Michael Feinstein, Bobby Rydell, Diahann Carroll, and Billy Eckstein, and as a studio musician for celebrities such as Mike Wallace, Chris Everett, Donald Trump, Regis Philbin and Chevy Chase.

Cowan's jazz compositions have been premiered at International Association for Jazz Education conferences and the Boston Globe Jazz Festival. He is a clinician/artist for Bach/Selmer, and he has recorded with the Ken Shaphorst Big Band, Robert Cogan, Bob Moses, the Duke Ellington Repertoire Orchestra, and the True Colors Big Band.

Media contact: Kevin West, 269 387-4678, kevin.west@wmich.edu

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