Central Illinois Jazz Society


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Title: Central Illinois Jazz Society
Description: The Central Illinois Jazz Society
Serving Central Illinois Since 1978 presents
CIJS House Band
6:00 p.m.
Featuring Guest Group Glenn Wilson and The Jazzmaniacs
7:15 p.m.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
The Starting Gate Banquet Room, located in Landmark Recreation Center
3225 N. Dries Lane, Peoria (Parking is available in Landmark lot and across Dries Lane)
Glenn Wilson is considered one of the top baritone saxophonists in jazz today. He has recorded 6 solo albums and has appeared on scores of others as a sideman. Glenn has been awarded a grant by the National Endowment for the Arts and his CDs are featured in the Grammaphone Guide to Good Jazz and The Penguin Guide to Jazz. Glenn has also recorded and toured with rock pianist Bruce Hornsby. During his years in New York City (1977-1991), Glenn toured and recorded with Buddy Rich, Lionel Hampton, Machito, Tito Puente, The Bill Kirchner Nonet, Mel Lewis, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and The Bob Belden Ensemble. From 1991-2001, Glenn lived in Richmond, Virginia. He is currently a resident of Central Illinois. He continues to record for Sunnyside and tours regularly with his group, The Jazzmaniacs. Glenn is a Visiting Lecturer in Jazz at the University of Illinois – Urbana. Visit Glenn at
Glenn will be joined by the other Jazzmaniacs - Chip Stephens – piano, Richard Drexler – bass, and Brent Jotdan – drums. Chip is professor of jazz piano at the University of Illinois and has a very busy recording and performing career. Richard is a bassist and pianist, who has been in Florida since 1985. He is an adjunct faculty member in the jazz department of the University of Central Florida in Orlando and has his own private teaching studio. Brent is a recent DMA graduate from the U of I. For more information call 692-5330 or visit For more information about our new location, visit Food and beverages are available for purchase at this live jazz program.
The Central Illinois Jazz Society (CIJS) House Band will play during the first set, under the leadership of Larry Harms . The CIJS House Band features outstanding jazz musicians from the area. They will entertain you with a mixture of jazz styles. This talented group is the heart of our monthly jazz program for the jazz fans of Central Illinois. They will present a variety of live jazz offerings. Please come out and support them.
Admission: $5.00 Members $7.00 Non-Members Children 14 years and under are free with an adult
The Central Illinois Jazz Society is a non-profit organization that is open to anyone who enjoys jazz. You do not have to be a musician to be a member or to attend our programs. Please consider joining the Central Illinois Jazz Society and supporting live jazz.
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