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Olympic Jazz Trio – Free Summer Ensemble SeriesFree
**** FREE CONCERT – NO TICKETS REQUIRED ****
Olympic Jazz Trio will be playing on Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 1:00pm at the Milan Museum located at 10 N. Edison Drive, Milan, OH. This outdoor concert will include such favorites as “Avalon, Bill Bailey, Exactly Like You, When You’re Smiling, Makin’ Whoopie and other early jazz favorites.” Olympic Jazz works as a trio, quintet, or septet, and its intimate trio will be the feature for this Firelands Symphony Event.
J.c. Sherman says, “I was raised on early jazz by my father, with Smithsonian recordings and Scott Joplin’s Red Back Book, as well as AM Radio broadcasts (I always love the “Swingin’ Shepherd Blues!). The turning point was in college, with the release of the recordings of “Travelin’ Light” with Sam Pilafian (tuba), Ken Paplowski (clarinet) and Frank Vignola (banjo/guitar)… I learned Sam’s parts note for note and eventually learned his and my own vocabulary… enough to get me into SeaWorld of Ohio as an entertainer and tubist, working with the renowned Bob “Mad Dog” McGuire and other amazing artists of the wonderful venue. When I started, I was “the kid…” and from time to time, I’m glad to bring other young people in to pursue this rich historic style.”
The free FSO ensemble concerts are made possible by a grant from the Erie County Community Foundation in collaboration with the James H. McBride Arboretum and BGSU Firelands.
Who: Olympic Jazz
What: Free Summer Ensemble Concert by Firelands Symphony Orchestra
When: Sunday, September 8, at 1:00 pm.
Where: Milan Museum, 10 N. Edison Drive, Milan, OH
ABOUT OLYMPIC JAZZ
Olympic Jazz specializes in early jazz, or “Dixieland,” music from the early 20th century. Lead by seasoned tubist J.c. Sherman, the group is comprised of the best early jazz musicians in Northern Ohio. Musicians have performed at SeaWorld, Early Jazz Festival, Guy Lombardo’s Royal Canadians, The Night Owls, and numerous other venues, parties, and events from Toledo, to Pennsylvania, to West Virginia and beyond. They’ve even entertained audiences for the world-renowned “Three Tenors” in 2000. Olympic Jazz works as a trio, quintet, or septet, and its intimate trio will be the feature for this Firelands Symphony Event.