Saturday, February 20, 2010

Jazz benefit to raise funds
for O'Fallon HS band

St. Louis area jazz musicians and student bands will perform to raise money for the marching band program at O'Fallon (IL) High School during "O' That Jazz," a benefit event at 6:00 p.m. Friday, February 26 at the Regency Conference Center, 360 Regency Park Drive in O'Fallon, IL.

Performers will include the St. Louis Jazz All-Stars, fronted by trumpet player and singer Dawn Weber (pictured) and including Jason Swagler (saxophone), Shaun Robinson (guitar), Zeb Briscovich (bass), Miles Vandiver (drums) and Charlie Brown (keyboards).

Other performers will include the Twilight Jazz Club and the O’Fallon High School Band Jazz Combos, with radio personality Ross Gentile serving as MC. The evening also includes dinner, dancing and a live oral auction for items including sports, entertainment and music memorabilia and tickets to sports events.

You can see a flyer for the event here (.pdf file). Tickets are $35 and $40, and can be purchased online (before February 23) here. Event chair Betsy Layfield also tells StLJN that those unable to make dinner can pay $20 at the door and come in at 7:45 p.m. for the concert only.

(Updated 2/22/10 with details on the All-Stars and day-of-show tickets.)

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