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Kick Off Concert
May 6, 2016 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$5 - $10
presented by the U of I Community Credit Union
About the bands: The jazz combo West of Staley performs a mix of jazz standards and original compositions. Although young, the members are experienced jazz performers, winning countless group and soloist awards at jazz festivals. They have played in the Jazz Band of America, performed on stages from the Iron Post to Festival Disney to Carnegie Hall, and worked and performed with jazz legends Wynton Marsalis, Wycliffe Gordon, and Shelly Berg.
“Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound are the latest in Fresh Venerable. Benefiting from years of unassuming and understated hipness, they bring forth a funky, lyrically charged racket that sits comfortably with soulful sounds the world over. Intricate but free-swinging, explosive yet intimate, fresh and green as grass. Taking cues from the dance bands of western Louisiana (and his native Midwest,), the streets (and 45’s) of New Orleans, touring African and Caribbean combos and the soul, funk & blues of his youth coupled with early , teeth-cutting experience in the verbal hotbeds of the coffeehouse scene, Cebar is a masterful synthesist of rhythmic culture.”
For more information on the 2016 Concert Series, click here.