|Title: ||The Central Illinois Jazz Society|
|Description: ||The Central Illinois Jazz Society|
Serving Central Illinois Since 1978
CIJS House Band
At 6:00 p.m.
Guest Group- Central Illinois Jazz Orchestra
At 7:15 p.m.
Sunday, November 21, 2021
Jazz Nights in the Heights at Trailside Event Center, second floor of Trefzger's Bakery, 4416 N. Prospect Road, Peoria Heights.
Founded in 1998, the Central Illinois Jazz Orchestra from Peoria,Illinois is a seventeen-piece big band committed to keeping the big jazz sound alive. Originally called the New Millennium Big Band, the CIJO is made up of professional and semi-professional musicians from the heart of Illinois that include music educators, business professionals, and full-time performers. The group plays classic jazz charts from Count Basie to Stan Kenton and from Duke Ellington to Maynard Ferguson. They have quickly established themselves as one of the hardest swinging bands in the Midwest.The CIJO is fronted by Dr. Todd Kelly from Bradley University, who also plays trumpet with the band.
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 309-472-3737. Bar provided but not food. You may bring food, snacks but no drinks.
Admission: $6.00 Members $10.00 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.