Before our concert at the Court Square Theater at 8:00 PM in Harrisonburg we will be presenting “The History Of Jazz from A-Z Armstrong to Zawinul” at Harrisonburg High School! The concert/lecture traces the development of jazz through the twentieth century from Rag Time to Fusion. The blues and standard song forms are demonstrated and explained along with performances of compositions from some of the greatest American jazz artists and composers. The concert repertoire includes Louis Armstrong’s “Struttin’ With Some Barbecue”, Duke Ellington’s “Black and Tan Fantasy”, Count Basie’s “Tickle Toe”, Charlie Parker’s “Shaw Nuff”, Dizzy Gillespie’s “A Night In Tunisia”, Miles Davis’s “So What”, John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps”, Dave Bruebeck’s “Take Five” and Joe Zawinul’s breakthrough collaboration with Miles Davis, “In A Silent Way/It’s About That Time”.
The Inner Rhythm Quartet with Jeff Decker on sax, Bob Hallahan on keyboards and Randall Pharr on bass this Thursday, Jan. 29! We’ll be performing a concert of original tunes and some classic covers at the the Court Square Theater in Harrisonburg from 8-10 PM. I love playing in the Court Square Theater. The intimacy and acoustics are awesome! And so is the Inner Rhythm band! $15 for Adults, $10 for children 18-12, kids under 12 FREE!