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gregjasperse.com

Greg Jasperse has his hands full as a professor of vocal jazz at Western Michigan University, and director of the school's renowned vocal jazz ensemble Gold Company

He's also continuing to perform and arrange for professional vocal groups Vertical Voices and Sixth Wave on both coasts.

geneknific.com

Gene Knific, the son of two Western Michigan University music professors, began studying jazz at the college level while still in high school. 

After four years at the University of Miami, he moved back to Kalamazoo this summer, re-introducing himself to the region with a performance at the Fontana summer festival.

C. Lieurance

Jazz singer KeJuan Carter recently graduated from Western Michigan University with a master's degree in vocal jazz performance. He and four other WMU jazz musicians - Hugh Little, piano; Bryan Blowers, guitar; bassist Mike Horrigan and drummer Dave Van Haren - put a personal touch on new, old, and overlooked

Friday night is opening night for Title of Show at Farmers Alley Theatre in Kalamazoo. The show runs until August 3rd.

saragazarek.com

NOTE: This feature was produced in 2014. Both artists were expected to return this month to headline WMU's Gold Company Vocal Jazz Invitational Festival. but it was canceled by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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