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Guitarist John Abercrombie comes to Dalton Center

March 13, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Jazz guitarist John Abercrombie will stop at Western Michigan University for a single performance at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. It is his only appearance in Southwest Michigan.

Tickets are $15 and $5 for students. They may be purchased at the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office at (269) 387-2300 or toll free (800) 228-9858.

One of the most vital voices in guitar for more than 30 years, Abercrombie has been at the forefront of creative and genre-breaking music throughout his career. From his early work with the Brecker Brothers in the 1970s to his highly acclaimed Gateway Trio with Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette, Abercrombie continues to project energy, innovation and lyricism--qualities that do not often go hand in hand. Abercrombie has strong ties to WMU through collaborations with touring and recording artists Tom Knific and Renata Artman Knific, who both are WMU School of Music faculty members. Abercrombie appears on Tom Knific's album, "Siena," and Renata Artman Knific's "West of Everywhere."

Abercrombie will be joined in concert by longtime collaborator Mark Soskin, who is recognized as one of the most in-demand pianists in New York City, having worked with Joe Henderson, New York Voices, and the legendary Sonny Rollins. Bassist Tom Knific joins Abercrombie and Soskin for their Midwest tour, along with drummer Paul Samuels, who is known for his collaborations with saxophonist Greg Osby.

Abercrombie's performance at the Dalton Center is made possible by the WMU jazz studies program. For more information, call (269) 387-4710 or visit www.wmich.edu/jazzstudies.

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

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