Lunch hour entertainment continues in Battle Creek through Friday, as the Gilmore Keyboard Festival brings live music to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.  The downstairs presentation room is a great place to see a concert.  You’re really close to the artists, and it’s a great experience.   And you’ll probably run into a lot of people you know!

Wednesday's noontime artist was Stephanie Trick, a 26 year old who specializes in the art of "Stride" and "Boogie-Woogie" piano.  The American art-form was developed in the 1920s and ’30s.   Trick really enjoys playing the classic music, and it was very evident to the audience at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.  She related the history of the music in between selections by James P. Johnson, Fats Waller, Pete Johnson, Meade Lux Lewis, Duke Ellington and more.

Adam Makowicx, a veteran pianist from Poland is featured on Thursday, and another young lion from L.A. rounds out the week on Friday.

And there’s lots more going on in Kalamazoo too.

For more info:  http://www.thegilmore.org/festival/