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Jazz Tuesdays w/ Rufus Ferguson, Seth Ebersole, Kazuki Takemura
October 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree
Jazz Tuesdays is a weekly event featuring great jazz musicians from all over the state of Michigan, and across the continent. Each week brings in a different guest artist and a new experience.
Rufus Ferguson is a jazz pianist based in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Rufus got his start studying classical piano at the age of five and later became a gospel church organist. He started studying jazz piano at 13. Rufus received both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Western Michigan University under the mentorship of Jeremy Siskind. In May 2016, Rufus became a piano instructor at Western Michigan University, where he also directs the University Jazz Lab Band. In addition to his position at WMU, Rufus is a piano instructor for the Suzuki Academy of Kalamazoo, Crescendo Academy of Music and Gilmore Education Department. He is also the Jazz Band Director at Portage Northern High School and rhythm section coach for the Kalamazoo Youth Jazz Orchestra.
Rufus will be joined in this performance by saxophonist Seth Ebersole, bassist Kazuki Takemura, and Jazz Tuesday’s host and “resident drummer” Jeff Shoup.
Jazz Tuesdays is generously sponsored by Gregg Hill Publishing, and INDe Drum Lab.