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Crissi CochraneMusicians with UWindsor ties will join singer-songwriter Crissi Cochrane for a live performance of her new album Saturday. Photo by Calum Noade

Music school contributes sounds to new recording

A live performance Saturday of the latest album by Windsor singer-songwriter Crissi Cochrane will feature a number of musicians with ties to the University of Windsor.

Besides Cochrane, who once worked as research assistant in the Centre for Smart Community Innovation, performers include:

  • music instructor Michael Karloff on piano;
  • alumni Taylor Unis on drums, Keith Wilkinson on bass, Austin Di Pietro on trumpet, and Sebastian Bachmeier on saxophone and clarinet; and
  • education student Madeline Doornaert providing back-up vocals.

The album, titled Heirloom, features the talents of 14 musicians, backing Cochrane’s songs with a solid rhythm section and a small orchestra — and her father’s 1964 Fender Jaguar electric guitar: the titular heirloom.

Listeners can pre-order vinyl copies of the album through the Japanese company Qrates until March 7. It will also be available locally on compact disc at Dr. Disc and Sunrise Records.

The Feb. 29 live performance is set for the Meteor event space, 138 University Ave. W. Tickets and set times are available on the event website.