The Central Illinois Jazz Society


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Title: The Central Illinois Jazz Society
Description: The Central Illinois Jazz Society Serving Central Illinois Since 1978
Presents CIJS House Band At 6:00 p.m.
Guest Group Stephanie Aaron At 7:15 p.m.
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Jazz Nights in the Heights at Trailside Event Center, second floor of Trefzger's Bakery, 4416 N. Prospect Road, Peoria Heights.

Stephanie Aaron is a Peoria native who for the last several years has been living in Chicago and honing her jazz chops, holding steady gigs at clubs and hotels such as Jilly's on Rush Street, the Drake Hotel, Stetson's Chophouse, and Andy's Jazz Club. A performer for most of her life, Stephanie has an acting degree from Bradley University and has participated in dozens of musicals and plays on Central Illinois stages. During a long stint in the radio industry as an on-air personality and host, Stephanie teamed up with Larry Harms on piano and began singing jazz. The duo grew into a trio which held a regular Friday night spot at Martini's on Water Street for years - and then reshaped itself into That Marvelous Quartet, with the addition of Tom Marko on drums and Trefan Owen on guitar. Stephanie and Larry also enjoyed playing with various other personnel throughout this time period, including Kevin Hart, Manny Lopez, Joe Metzka, Billy Cook, Mike Nellas, and many other great area musicians. Stephanie returns often to downstate Illinois to perform for concerts, fundraisers, and private parties, and she is very pleased to be playing for the Jazz Society once again tonight.

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 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.
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