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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

“The Happiest Music Ever Created” – Guest Post by Benjamin Hall

I am firm believer that Latin jazz is among the happiest music ever created. If I do not get enough sleep or wake up on the wrong side of the bed I frequently pop in a CD of Tito Puente,

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

Feeling Jazzy! – Twitter Tuesday

Today’s Twitter Tuesday features some East Lansing locals enjoying the Summer Solstice Jazz Festival last weekend! Rain or shine, we hope you all enjoyed this free festival! And remember, you can follow the Wharton Center on Twitter @whartoncenter. Also, one of

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2014-2015 Staff Picks

Our newly announced 2014-2015 season is full of amazing performances. From Tony-winning Broadway shows to the best quality classical music, from jazz legends to famous authors, there is truly something for everyone in this remarkable lineup. We asked some of

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Posted in At Wharton Center, MSUFCU Broadway Series, Performing Arts, Wharton Center News

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