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Rootabaga Jazz Festival: Victor Garcia Organ Quintet, Knox Jazz Ensemble, Rootabaga Jazz All-stars

Rootabaga Jazz Festival: Victor Garcia Organ Quintet, Knox Jazz Ensemble, Rootabaga Jazz All-stars
Rootabaga Jazz Festival: Victor Garcia Organ Quintet| Knox Jazz Ensemble| Rootabaga Jazz All-stars

Festival Details - "Rootabaga Jazz Festival: Victor Garcia Organ Quintet, Knox Jazz Ensemble, Rootabaga Jazz All-stars"...

Start: Saturday, May 18, 2024 6:30PM
End: Saturday, May 18, 2024 9:30PM

The Rootabaga Jazz All-stars, (a group of regional high school students nominated by their band directors) open the concert under the direction of Justin Haynes. Followed by the Knox Jazz Ensemble and the Victor Garcia Organ Quintet featuring vocalist Jill Katona. For over four decades,the Knox Rootabaga Jazz Festival, or “‘Baga” as it’s known to fans, has been a true celebration and affirmation of the unique spirit of the Galesburg community— a “small'' community that has achieved the rare accomplishment of sustaining and growing an annual jazz festival of national renown. The festival reflects a unique collaboration between schools, businesses, and the Galesburg community. The greatest jazz artists from around the world have graced the stages of Rootabaga. Schedule, tickets and donation information is available at www.knox.edu/jazzyear. The Knox Jazz Year acknowledges support from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. Complete Schedule Knox-Rootabaga Jazz Festival May 14-18, 2024 Galesburg IL Tuesday, May 14 Victor Garcia Quartet United High School 7:00pm Free and open to the public As part of the Rootabaga Jazz School tour, the Victor Garcia Quartet will perform a joint concert with the United High School bands. Wednesday, May 15 Galesburg Junior High Big Band Canton High School Big Band ROWVA High School Big Band Cherry St Combo with guest Victor Garcia Galesburg Community Arts Center 6:00pm-10:00pm Admission: $3 Thursday, May 16 Faculty & Friends Combo Galesburg Community Arts Center 7:00pm-10:00pm Admission: $5 The Faculty and Friends performance features Knox's accomplished jazz faculty and local jazz musicians from the vibrant live music community of central Illinois. Friday, May 17 6pm Galesburg HS Big Bands 7:30pm Knox Alumni Big Band 8:30pm Victor Garcia Latin Sextet Galesburg Community Arts Center 6:00pm-11:00pm Admission: $10 Saturday, May 18 Rootabaga Kids Victor Garcia Latin Sextet Galesburg Public Library 10:00am Free and open to the public This free, family-friendly event promises to be a very engaging and entertaining experience for the whole family Saturday, May 18 The Victor Garcia Organ Quintet with vocalist Jill Katona The Knox Jazz Ensemble Rootabaga Jazz All-stars Orpheum Theatre, 6:30 p.m. Pay what you wish! Tickets available at galesburgorpheum.org/events GRAMMY-NOMINATED VICTOR GARCIA IS A MUSICAL FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH… Examiner.com’s Neil Tesser calls him “one of the most exciting young musicians.” Chicago Tribune’s Howard Reich says that he “stands out as an ebullient soloist offering a formidable technique and a radiantly polished tone.” JazzChicago.net’s Brad Walseth regards him as a “young lion trumpeter.” He’s as versatile as he is creative. His trumpet talent heralds his international acclaim. He sings, plays percussion, and his songwriting, arrangements and charts have led him to professorial positions at Roosevelt University, Loyola University and the University of Illinois in Chicago. The lineup of greats he’s performed with speaks for itself: Aretha Franklin, Arturo Sandoval, Spoon, Monty Alexander, Wynton Marsalis, Victor Manuelle, Nicholas Payton, La India, the Temptations, Steve Turre, BeBe Winans, Tito Puente, Jr., Paquito d’Rivera, Christian McBride, Randy Brecker, Branford Marsalis, The Isley Brothers, and Dr. John. He released his debut album, The Grind/The Groove, in 2018 and he’s recorded on dozens of other albums, three of them Grammy-nominated.
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The Orpheum Theatre
57 South Kellogg Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
United States
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