Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass

Saturday, September 28, 2019 – 7:30 pm

Rodney Marsalis effortlessly mixes classical, big band swing, New Orleans jazz and straight- ahead jazz…

– Trevor Stottlemyer, The Global Cafe

Internationally-acclaimed brass ensemble, The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass, is composed of some of America’s top brass musicians dedicated to bringing the joyous experience of great music to a wide range of audiences. A group that always reflects the diverse makeup of men and women in the American culture, RMPBB is dedicated to the notion that music is a gift to be enjoyed by everyone. The group is especially dedicated to reaching out to the world’s youth and inspiring them to reach for their dreams. Performances by The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass include favorites from every genre, like Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus,” songs from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story, Southern culture staples like “When The Saints Go Marching In,” and even songs made famous by pop and rock artists like Elvis Presley and Tim Olt.

Compton & Newberry

Sunday, October 13, 2019 – 3:00 pm

“…honest, genuine music…”

-Bluegrass Today

  • Mike Compton – GRAMMY Award-Winner
  • Joe Newberry – Multiple IBMA Award-Winner

This duo brings to life brother duet music made popular in the ’30s and ’40s along with traditional instrumentals, mother ballads and award-reaping originals. Performing for 4 million regular listeners of Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion” they also appear on “O’ Brother Where Art Thou” and “Cold Mountain” soundtracks. A multi-award winning duo.

Jason Lyle Black

Sunday, January 12, 2020 – 3:00 pm

“Powerful, dynamic…”

-Polk Community College

  • Featured on the Ellen DeGeneres Show
  • Award-Winning concert pianist and entertainer

Jason’s unique combination of familiar music, comedy and interaction leaves audiences laughing and crying in the same night. From his comedic routines like “Songs Not to Play at People’s Weddings” to his upside-down, head-pedaling piano act, Jason wows and engages audiences worldwide. A whirlwind of music and laughs.

The Maxwell Quartet

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 – 7: 30 pm

“…enthralling musical experience.”

-The Herald Scotland

  • 1st Prize Winner – Trondheim International Chamber Music Competition, Norway 2017
  • One of Britain’s finest string quartets

This Glasgow based quartet broadcasts regularly on BBC Radio Scotland, performs at many festivals and venues across Europe with notable performances at London’s Wigmore Hall. Their program highlights selections by Beethoven, Hayden as well as original arrangements of Scottish folk music. Celebrated quartet with international flair.

Loren & Mark

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 – 7: 30 pm

“Incredible Players”

– Ray Benson (Asleep at the Wheel) Grammy winning producer and musician

  • Best Instrumental Album – 2013 International Acoustic Music Awards
  • Four SAMMY Award-winning albums

This International guitar duo is a perfect combination of virtuosity and sensitive musicality. Their diverse repertoire draws on many influences including Americana, Jazz, Classical, Bluegrass, Gypsy Jazz and more. The pair are best known for their rhythmic finger-style technique, beautiful renditions of classic melodies, electrifying improvisation and stunning vocal duets. Guitar playing like you have never heard!

Sons of Serendip

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 – 7:30 pm

“…most musically talented contestants…”

– Howie Mandel, America’s Got Talent

  • Unique instrumentation
  • Performed with Cincinnati Symphony and the Boston Pops

Sons of Serendip create beautiful music through the use of harp, piano, cello and voice. This Billboard charting quartet is gaining popularity since appearing on season 9 of “America’s Got Talent” as finalists. Their program is a fresh mix of emotionally expressive popular music, engaging stories, and audience participation. Musical serendipity.