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Aris Chalin

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Aris Chalin is an award-winning jazz pianist and keyboardist at Western Michigan University. He has performed with the renowned vocal jazz ensemble "Gold Company" at WMU since 2021. He has performed and played alongside world-class jazz musicians, such as Chris Potter, Dave Holland, säje, Christian McBride, Johnaye Kendrick, Jesus Molina, and the Emmet Cohen Trio. Aris is based in Kalamazoo MI, and travels around Michigan to perform in different venues around the area. He has performed at venues such as the NAMM 2023 show, Hill Auditorium, Blue LLama Jazz Club, Cliff Bells, and the North American International Auto Show COBO Center in Detroit. 

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Article: Year in Review

2022: The Year in Jazz

Read "2022: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling


Current events impacted the jazz world in significant ways throughout 2022. In its third year, the coronavirus pandemic continued to lurk in some settings, while others recovered in robust fashion. Russia's war on Ukraine was felt by musicians and triggered an outpouring of support for its victims. Initiatives to ensure greater equity in jazz advanced. The ...

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Stratøs

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Michigan native Stratøs is a saxophonist, composer, producer, and film photographer whose presence in the modern jazz scene is rapidly growing. His improvisational style is rooted heavily in the subtle melodicism of the cool jazz tradition and extends to the bold, complex nature of the electronic jazz scene. His compositions explore a combination of elements between jazz and other styles such as hip-hop, metal, electronica and classical. Stratøs is the three-time winner of the Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award from 2019-2021. Additionally, he was awarded the ASCAP Foundation’s Johnny Mandel Prize as well as being selected as a National Sawdust New Works Commission Contest winner

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Kyle James

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Iowa native, Kyle James, is a budding young saxophonist, composer, producer, audio engineer and soon to be graduate of Western Michigan University with degrees in Jazz Studies and Media Technology. Kyle has had the opportunity to collaborate with artists like Carl Allen, David Binney, John Patitucci and Billy Hart as well as study with Damani Phillips, Rich Perry, and Andrew Rathbun. His playing style is rooted in the melodicism of cool jazz while exploring the vigor and complexity of the modern scene in his rhythmic sensibility. The compositions on "Datum" are fresh and honest. His writing has a unique sensitivity provided by his wide range of influences and exacting harmonic schemes.

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Article: Live Review

Spring Quartet at Dalton Recital Hall

Read "Spring Quartet at Dalton Recital Hall" reviewed by John Ephland


Spring Quartet Dalton Recital Hall, Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI May 4, 2019 They had to add chairs. The 435-seat Dalton Recital Hall, on the campus of Western Michigan University, was filled with multiple generations of music fans from all walks of life. The alluring ticket, brought to town by ...

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Lushh

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Lushh is an electronic jazz band based out of Kalamazoo, MI. The band has been together since late 2015, after meeting through the Jazz Studies program at Western Michigan University. While merging their jazz roots with more modern and contemporary styles, Lushh draws their influences from the likes of Kneebody, Donny McCaslin, Hiatus Kaiyote and much more. Lushh frequently performs around the Midwest, particularly in Michigan, collaborating with various musicians and artists. In addition to performing, Lushh teaches masterclasses at local Michigan high schools. Recently, Lushh performed at the Audiotree Music Festival in Kalamazoo, MI

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Yakiv Tsvietinskyi

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Jazz trumpeter Yakiv Tsvietinskyi is one of the modern voices of the Ukrainian jazz scene. Deeply rooted in classical and modernist music as a composer, Yakiv creates jazz pieces with developed complex textures while maintaining the freedom and spontaneity of the improvisational nature of jazz. His trumpet style combines the influences of Chet Baker’s lyricism, Clark Terry’s feel of motion, Tomasz Stanko’s sound and Kenny Wheeler’s unpredictability. Born in 1990s and being a classically trained trumpet player in industrial Dnipro, Ukraine, there was no way to learn jazz other than self-education

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Sam Pilnick

Saxophonist, Multi-Instrumentalist and Music Educator, Sam Pilnick received his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education and Jazz Studies at the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, NY, studying under the tutelage of Christopher Creviston, Robert Young, Bret Zvacek, and Marsha Baxter, as well as other professors and talented musicians. After receiving his degree in May of 2014, Sam continued his studies as a Jazz Studies Major and Graduate Assistant at Western Michigan University (WMU). At WMU, Sam was the Graduate Student for acclaimed saxophonist Andrew Rathbun and has continued his studies with celebrated musicians and professors Jeremy Siskind, Scott Cowan, Keith Hall and Edward Simon

Album

Kalamazoo

Label: Troubadour Jass
Released: 2017
Track listing: Tin Roof Blues; Autumn Leaves; My Funny Valentine; Sesame Street Theme; If I Were A Bell; The Secret Love Affair; It Don't Mean A Thing; Introducing The Blues; Blue Kalamazoo; Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?.


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