Asylum Lake Preserve
Asylum Lake Preserve – West parking lot off S Drake Road
42.264004, -85.647773 : Directions
The Asylum Lake Preserve is a beautiful place to visit year-round. For me, my wife, and our son, time spent there is time spent together – free from the noise of modern life, focused on each other, and on finding our inner balance, as we observe the balance of nature. The preserve is a special place in Kalamazoo, not only because of its natural charms, but because it, like the Kalamazoo Promise, is a treasure in our community That Will Endure.
Dave Crider is a percussionist, composer, and improviser, specializing in vibraphone performance. He is the recipient of numerous honors, including awards from Downbeat Magazine and the Percussive Arts Society.
Classically trained, Dave earned his Bachelor of Music degree from Western Michigan University and his Master of Music degree from Ohio University. He currently teaches mallet percussion at Kalamazoo College and serves as the Operations and Technical Director for the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra.
For pianist/composer Laura Dubin, the serious pursuit of jazz expression began at the age of 12 in her native Rochester, NY. In 2007 she embarked on a 7-year journey of study and performing that brought her to various points in the U.S. and Latin America; and now Laura’s path has come full circle to her hometown.
A virtuoso pianist extensively trained in both the classical and jazz traditions, and well-versed in Latin and film music, Laura melds all of her musical loves into a seamless web of breathtaking creativity and adventurous exploration.
Laura and her husband/drummer Antonio Guerrero are full-time musical partners. They have released eight self-produced albums together. In March of 2020, the couple launched their own Virtual Jazz Club, live-streaming concerts every night at 8:30 pm ET – over 400 consecutive days as of May 2021!