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The weather is slowly warming up, but at Wharton Center we’re making things HOT this week with The Hot Sardines! We gathered our student interns again for the third installment of Interns React: The Hot Sardines.

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Posted in At Wharton Center, Jazz, Wharton Center News

Meet the Members of AZIZA

By Kendall Buzzelli   Every member in a jazz quartet is essential to creating that classic sound. AZIZA – while being exceptional! – is no exception. The four jazz professionals who comprise AZIZA are Dave Holland, Chris Potter, Lionel Loueke and

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Posted in At Wharton Center, Jazz, Live at Wharton, Wharton Center News

Meet the Band: Mack Avenue Superband

By Madison Stapels Before you see the Mack Avenue SuperBand featuring Gary Burton, Tia Fuller, Sean Jones and the Christian McBride Trio next Tuesday, March 29, we want to make sure you get to know the musicians you will be

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Posted in At Wharton Center, Jazz, Performing Arts, Wharton Center News

Gearing Up For Cecile McLorin Salvant, One Intern Channels Her Inner Julia Child

What better way to celebrate the arrival of Cécile McLorin Salvant, a young and hip jazz singer with French roots, than by making your own classic French dessert – mousse au chocolate? Here’s a recipe my family loves to use to make

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Posted in At Wharton Center, Events, Jazz, Performing Arts

“Take Your Kids to a Jazz Show!” – Guest Post by Benjamin Hall

The Wharton Center for Performing Arts asked me to write a blog post for JumpinJazz Kids – A Swinging Jungle Tale.  Some of the reasons I’m sure is because I coordinate a jazz festival, and I am a jazz musician.

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Posted in Act One Family Series, At Wharton Center, Guest Blog, Jazz

From New Orleans to East Lansing – Guest Blogger Ben Hall

How lucky we are in the greater Lansing area. Tomorrow we will have in our midst a living legend of American popular music, playing alongside a band considered to be the most important interpreters, protectors and advocates of traditional New

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Posted in At Wharton Center, Events, Guest Blog, Jazz, Performing Arts

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