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Jazz Nights in the Heights: Stephanie Aaron
May 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm$6 – $8
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.
CIJS House Band, kicks off the evening, featuring outstanding jazz musicians from the area under the leadership of Larry Harms. They present a great variety of jazz styles and arrangements.
Date- May 20 (Sunday)
Time- CIJS House Band- 6:00 p.m. Stephanie Aaron- 7:15~8:30 p.m.
Location- Trailside Event Center, second floor of Trefzger’s Bakery, 4416 N. Prospect Road, Peoria Heights.
Cost- Members $6.00, Non-members $8.00, students free.
For more information visit http://www.cijs.org./ or call 243-1582 or 692-5330. Food and beverages are available for purchase at this live jazz program.