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Tribute to Great Swing Bands returns to Dalton

Nov. 11, 2005

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's instrumental jazz ensembles will present their "Annual Tribute to the Great Swing Bands" Friday, Nov. 18 at 8:15 p.m. in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

Each year the award-winning University Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Lab Band present a concert of music from the era of the great swing bands. This year's concert will feature the music of Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Tommy Dorsey, among others.

General admission tickets are $10 and are available through Miller Auditorium at (269) 387-2300 or toll-free (800) 228-9858. Students and seniors will be charged $5 each. Tickets will also be available at the door.

The University Jazz Lab Band is directed by Tom Knific, and the University Jazz Orchestra is led by Scott Cowan. The Jazz Orchestra has received national acclaim for its high performance standards and creative approach to big band jazz. The ensemble's CDs, "Spritely Overdue" (1996), "Disposable Income" (1997), "Blue Miles" (1998), "Sweet Tango" (1999), "Cosmosis" (2001) and "Boogaloo Land" (2005) have received rave reviews from the United States to London.

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

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