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From Politics To Jazz: Karin & Mike Kelleher - Melange / WGLT Radio

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Interview with WGLT's Charles Schlenker

Composer/vocalist Mike Kelleher and classical violinist Karin Kelleher will release their debut album - Mélange on September 4th. The album blends rich and diverse harmonic colors and rhythm, fusing jazz and classical styles, and includes original compositions and arrangements. Mélange (French for "mix" or "blend") celebrates the cross-influences of classical and jazz composers, and includes a unique ensemble of performers who excel in both genres. The unique acoustic instrumentation includes string quartet, double bass, guitar, oboe, voice, and drummer Joe McCarthy, the founder and leader of the Latin Grammy award-winning group Afro Bop Alliance.

Mike Kelleher talks with WGLT: Normal IL - Charlie Schlenker about going from Politics to Jazz. As a central Illinois native, Kelleher went on to head the White House Office of Presidential Correspondence, and now finds himself releasing Mélange. 

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