|Title: ||The Central Illinois Jazz Society|
|Description: ||The Central Illinois Jazz Society|
Serving Central Illinois Since 1978
CIJS House Band
At 7:15 p.m.
Chip McNeill Quartet
At 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Jazz Nights in the Heights at Trailside Event Center, second floor of Trefzger's Bakery, 4416 N. Prospect Road, Peoria Heights.
The Chip McNeill Quartet is led by Chip on tenor sax and soprano sax. Joining Chip are Matt Hughes on bass, Jim Pryor on piano and Frank Kurtz on drums. Charles "Chip" McNeill is Chair of the Jazz Division, University of Illinois, School of Music in Urbana-Champaign. Matt is the Professor of bass at Western Illinois University. Jim is formerly from New York City. Frank is a current Doctoral student in jazz performance at the University of Illinois.
In addition to his position with the University of Illinois School of Music, Professor McNeill is Musical Director and Jazz Tenor Saxophonist for Grammy award-winning recording artist, Arturo Sandoval. He has toured with and recorded the compact discs (CDs) Americana and Hot House with Arturo Sandoval. In 1998, Hot House won a Grammy for Best Latin Jazz recording. To his credit, Professor McNeill won a Grammy for his performance on Hot House, and two of his charts were nominated for Grammys from the recording. Professor McNeill also has performed and toured with the legendary jazz trumpeter, Maynard Ferguson. He has recorded performances with Nat Adderley, David Liebman, Duffy Jackson, Ira Sullivan, the Woody Herman Orchestra, Ted Shumate, and Larry Willis. Professor McNeill's most recent CD is "The Whirl" on Armored Records.
The Central Illinois Jazz Society House Band will play during the first set, under the leadership of Larry Harms - sax
. The CIJS House Band features outstanding jazz musicians from the area. They will present a mixture of jazz styles. For more information visit www.cijs.org or call 243-1582. Food and beverages are available for purchase at this live jazz program.
Admission: $6.00 Members $8.00 Non-Members Students are free
The Central Illinois Jazz Society (CIJS) 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.