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 & Preston Jackson At 7:15 p.m.
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Jazz Nights in the Heights at Trailside Event Center, second floor of Trefzger's Bakery, 4416 N. Prospect Road, Peoria Heights.

One afternoon about 2 1/2 yrs. ago, Preston and John ran into each other at Broken Tree Café. In the ensuing conversation, the idea came up to bring guitars up on a Tuesday night and have a little fun for an hour or two and play some music for the patrons. Well, 2 1/2 years later and the fun keeps growing. Between the two guitarists there is about 125 years of guitar experience. The music is spontaneous, unrehearsed, and the guitarists play off each other's ideas. It's always fresh, fun, and the listener may hear anything from Duke Ellington to Ray Charles to Hank Williams, all done with a traditional jazz sensibility. The audience has been very appreciative of the innocence and spontaneity of the Vintage Guitars. The informality creates an atmosphere as if it were in your living room. So, Preston and John invite you to join them, sit back, relax, and have some musical fun.

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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