jazz http://wemu.org en Jazz and Improvisation Program at the University of Michigan celebrates 25 years http://wemu.org/post/jazz-and-improvisation-program-university-michigan-celebrates-25-years <p><strong>Ellen Rowe</strong>, jazz pianist and composer, the current Chair of the Department of Jazz &amp; Contemporary Improvisation along with&nbsp;flugelhornist, Music School Professor, and program founder <strong>Ed&nbsp;Sarath</strong>&nbsp;sit down with Linda&nbsp;Yohn&nbsp;of&nbsp;WEMU&nbsp;to talk about 25 years and beyond of the Jazz and Contemplative Studies Programs at the University of Michigan.</p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 20:05:51 +0000 Linda Yohn & Patrik Holubik 22751 at http://wemu.org Jazz and Improvisation Program at the University of Michigan celebrates 25 years 2-man jam band Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola top "Sweet 16" 2 weeks in a row! http://wemu.org/post/2-man-jam-band-charlie-hunter-scott-amendola-top-sweet-16-2-weeks-row <p>A week after their Magic Bag Theater show, WEMU hosts continued to feature the timely and topical CD "Not Getting Behind Is The New Getting Ahead" by 7-string guitarist Charlie Hunter and drummer Scott Amendola.&nbsp; Both musicians are based in San Francisco and have been improvising partners for over 20 years.&nbsp; Neither has permitted their long association to allow them to slip in to cliches, reliable patterns or tawdry tricks.&nbsp; Rather, the two are stretching the definition of the jazz - jam band sound to include their duets and creative compositions.&nbsp;&nbsp; In WEMU's quest Thu, 08 Nov 2012 20:09:16 +0000 Linda Yohn 21784 at http://wemu.org 2-man jam band Charlie Hunter & Scott Amendola top "Sweet 16" 2 weeks in a row!