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Kanola Band: A Kalamazoo Group With A New Orleans Sound

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On Friday, Feb 7 at 8 pm, Kanola Band will host and perform a live concert recording/party at the Jazz & Creative Institute in Kalamazoo. Drummer Jeff Moehle and trumpeter Benje Daneman, who started the project in 2014, join Cara Lieurance in the studio to share their appreciation for the music of New Orleans, the birthplace of so much American popular music.  

Kanola Band (Kalamazoo + NOLA) features some of west Michigan's most versatile musicians from diverse backgrounds in jazz, funk, soul, classical, gospel, and rock, including Moehle and Daneman, saxophonist Seth Ebersole, trombonist Nathan Durham, tubist Chance Trottman-Huiet, pianists Matthew Fries and Rufus Ferguson, and singer Ashley Daneman.

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Cara Lieurance covers local music with live morning interviews, and produces WMUK's Let's Hear It weekday mornings at 10 am Mon-Fri, showcasing local interviews and performances. She also produces The Pure Drop, an hour of Celtic music, with musician Dave Marlatt.
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