Fusion will play host to “Celebrate Jazz” with a month long focus of jazz featuring performances, talks and an interaction class for kids. The series will show how jazz crosses borders of culture, musical genre, technology, gender and race. The series has partnered with downtown restaurants to feature “Dinner & Jazz”. Mangia, Villa D’ Carlo and The Boathouse are offering 15% off your meal for the performances on April 1st, 8th and 27th. Patrons must present concert ticket for that evening.
Celebrate Jazz kicks off April 1st with Milwaukee vocalist Donna Woodall. Donna presents lush, intimate vocals with every performance. She is a staple in Milwaukee's summer festival circuit, having played at every imaginable outdoor music series in the city. Citing Billy Holliday and Norah Jones as influence to her vocal approach, Donna Woodall leads her group of seasoned musicians, delivering jazz classics. https://www.facebook.com/donnawoodallgroup/ Tickets $8. Show time is 8pm.
KBP will be at the series on April 8th. Tickets $8. Show time is 8pm.
On Wednesday, April 12th at 7pm the room will fill with the classic sounds of Ellington, Goodman and Sinatra as The Southport Sound Big Band takes the stage. The eleven-member group features and swings with some of the American Songbooks greatest treasures. www.facebook.com/southportsound1
This evening’s performance is free to the public.
Thursday, April 27th will bring “Dreamland: The music of Thelonious Monk”. Trumpet player Jamie Breiwick leads the group as they showcase one of the most notable and unique figures in jazz. A life-long native of S.E. Wisconsin, Jamie is an active trumpet player, composer, and educator. https://jamiebreiwick.net Tickets $8. Show time is 8pm.
The series will conclude on Saturday, April 29th with “The ABC’s of Jazz: Jazz for Kids and their Grownups”. The time will feature a brief lesson on fun facts of jazz and feature performances of jazz songs created just for kids! The songs are written from a child’s perspective and covering such important topics as bellybuttons, juice, and sharing. The interactive class will include some of the areas finest jazz instructors. The class begins at 1pm and is free.
The sponsors for Celebrate Jazz are WGTD, Villa D’ Carlo, ULINE, Rizzo & Diersen and Armstrong Dentistry.
*Saturday, April 1st 8pm Donna Woodall Group ($8.00)
*Saturday, April 8th 8pm KBP ($8.00)
Wednesday, April 12th 7pm Southport Sound Big Band (Free)
*Thursday, April 27th 8pm Dreamland ($8)
Saturday, April 29th 1pm ABC’s of Jazz (Free)
Fusion 5014 – 7th Ave. Kenosha, WI. 53140
Tickets are $8.00 and can be purchased online @www.kenoshafusion.com
*Dinner and Jazz Night. 15% off meal at Mangia, Villa D’ Carlo and The Boathouse. Must present concert ticket for that evening.
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