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 John Miller and the Romaniacs At 7:15 p.m.
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Jazz Nights in the Heights at Trailside Event Center, second floor of Trefzger's Bakery, 4416 N. Prospect Road, Peoria Heights.

John Miller and the Romaniacs will perform as the guest group for the Jazz Society’s October program. John Miller leads the Romaniacs on guitar. Joining John are Andy Crawford on bass, Joe Park on guitar, and Larry Harms on clarinet and soprano sax. The Romaniacs play a “gypsy jazz” style of music, based on that played by Django Reinhardt. The Hot Cub of France was the world's first jazz club, established in 1933. The music was called “jazz hot” by the French. They hired many American artists, but the “house band” was Django’s Hot Club Quintet, who were Gypsies, along with violinist Stephane Grappelli. Grappelli was a trained musician. The Quintet played their version of American jazz, which had the Gypsy “overtones”, which may be referred to as an accent in a language. The Romaniacs have tailored this sound to create a blend of traditional gypsy songs, Django Reinhardt songs and modern American gypsy songs. .

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 $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.
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