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Western Jazz Quartet celebrates release of new CD

Jan. 19, 2006

KALAMAZOO--The Western Jazz Quartet will celebrate the release of its fifth CD, "Mayan Myths," with a 3 p.m. concert Sunday, Jan. 22, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall at Western Michigan University.

Admission to the performance are $10 or is free with the purchase of the new CD, which will be on sale in the Dalton Center lobby. Admission for students and senior citizens is $5.

The CD features original compositions by Trent Kynaston, inspired by Mayan, Aztec and Inca cultures, articulated through the universal language of jazz. Additional repertoire will include Tom Knific's "Siena," as well as original arrangements of jazz standards and a new perspective on the Beatles classic "Something."

A reception will follow the performance. School of Music jazz faculty featured in the concert will include bassist Tom Knific, saxophonist Trent Kynaston, pianist Steve Zegree, drummer Tim Froncek and trumpeter Scott Cowan.

The Western Jazz Quartet's CD release concert is sponsored by WMU's Donald P. Bullock Music Performance Institute. More information is available on the Web at www.wmich.edu/mus_bpi.

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

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