Bruce Forman brings on-the-road be-bopping style to MSU campus and community

An innovative jazz guitarist with a be-bopping style influenced by Texas, San Francisco and New York sounds will spend a week teaching, touring and performing state-wide with jazz students and faculty from the Michigan State University College of Music.

Bruce Forman will be at MSU from Jan. 30 to Feb. 5 to mentor students through the MSUFCU Jazz Artist in Residence Program. While in residence, Forman will share his unique and highly personal guitar style through a week-long stretch of workshops, campus concerts, and outreach. Forman will also hit the road with the MSU Jazz Octets to visit music and jazz programs at public schools and academies in Detroit, Kentwood, Plymouth and Big Rapids.

Celebrating its 10th year, the 2022-23 Jazz Artists in Residence season features a dynamic series of working musicians, educators and composers. ommunities.

Forman will cap his week-long residency with a performance featuring the MSU Jazz Octets at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3 at Fairchild Theatre in the MSU Auditorium. Reserved seating tickets are $17 for adults, $15 for seniors (age 60 and older) and $7 for students. Information on these and other concerts, as well as tickets are found on the MSU College of Music web site .

Jazz Artist Residency Schedule Overview
Bruce Forman, guitar, January 30-February 5, 2023
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An innovator and educator, Forman always has multiple projects in the works, and will travel and perform with the MSU Jazz Octets to visit music and jazz programs at public schools and academies in Detroit, Kentwood, Plymouth and Big Rapids .

Monday, Jan. 30, East Lansing, Mich., Rehearsals, Combined Studios
Tuesday, Jan. 31, “Blue Mondays,” MSU Federal Credit Union Headquarters at 6 p.m. with MSU Jazz Octets (limited seating, RSVP required, doors open at 5 p.m.)
Wednesday, Feb. 1, MSU Community Music School-Detroit, with MSU Jazz Octets, 7 p.m. showtime
Thursday, Feb. 2, Kentwood High School with MSU Jazz Octets, 7 p.m. showtime
Friday, Feb. 3, East Lansing, Mich. Masterclass and performance at MSU Fairchild Theatre with MSU Jazz Octets, 8 p.m. showtime
Saturday, Feb. 4, The Village Theatre Cherry Hill with Plymouth Canton High School, 7:30 p.m. showtime.
Sunday, Feb. 5, Big Rapids, Mich., with MSU Jazz Octets, 4 p.m. showtime.

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