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 Derel Monteith Trio At 7:15 p.m.
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Jazz Nights in the Heights at Trailside Event Center, second floor of Trefzger's Bakery, 4416 N. Prospect Road, Peoria Heights.

Join the Central Illinois Jazz Society as we celebrate the upcoming release of the debut album by the Derel Monteith Trio! The album, Quantity Of Life, will not be officially released until October 18, but Derel and the band are celebrating early with CIJS! Nine of Derel's original compositions appear on Quantity Of Life, all performed by Derel on piano with his longtime compatriots Andy Crawford on bass and Jason Brannon on drums, both of whom will be joining Derel to perform album selections at this concert. In tandem with the trio album, Derel will be releasing an album of solo piano improvisations called Connemara. Advance CD copies of both albums will be available at the concert. Derel has been playing jazz in Central Illinois since his arrival here in 2007; he formed his trio in 2015 and its high-energy, virtuosic style has become a regional jazz favorite. Come enjoy the music and help celebrate these new releases! .

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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