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STEVE GRISMORE RETURNS TO THE THIRD JAZZ STAGE
April 20th, POLYRHYTHMS Third
“A great friend and counselor to our Third Jazz program, we are always happy to have Steve as a performer or as a consultant” said Nate Lawrence. “Steve Grizmore, is a musicians musician and a regional mainstay in our jazz world.” A prolific performer, Grizmore has been playing the guitar for over 45 years, and has performed at clubs and jazz festivals around the country and throughout the world.
“I am fortunate to be able to play with many different jazz ensembles at this point in my musical career such as Colossus, the Sam Salamone Trio, Mitch Town Trio, and the the Jazz Faculty Ensemble at the University of Iowa. This quartet was formed last year and has given me the opportunity to focus on the music of more contemporary jazz artists as well as originals. We play music by Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Wayne Shorter, Ornette Coleman, Monk, Coltrane, etc as well several of my tunes,” said Grizmore.
“It is also great fun to play with some of the most talented young musicians in Eastern Iowa, including Steve Shanley on keyboards and piano, Drew Morton on bass and Dave Tiede on drums.”
With a long history of jazz education in the state of Iowa, Grismore has given numerous clinics at high schools and has adjudicated many of the state high school jazz festivals. Also Grismore is a co-founder of the Iowa City Jazz Festival and its Summer of Arts and was musical director of this nationally recognized festival for 13 years; which has always placed an emphasis on education.
Polyrhythms Third Jazz Workshop & Matinee Series at the RME’s Redstone Room, April 20th, features an all-ages workshop at , matinee performance from. Admission to the workshop is Free for Kids, and $5 for adults. General admission for the concert is $10 or $15 for reserved/VIP seating. For ticket information, call Polyrhythms: 309 373-0790. For more information, visit our website: www.polyrhythms.org.
Doors open at pm. Come experience jazz “LIVE” like it was meant to be enjoyed. Find the 1 and the 3 and take in the best jazz in the Quad Cities at Polyrhythms Third Jazz Series; Sunday, April 20th, with the Steve Grizmore Quartet.
Polyrhythms Third Jazz Series is made possible with major support of the Riverboat Development Authority, the Scott County Regional Authority, and the RME as well as the support of Davenport Clarion Hotel, Bowman Accounting, KALA, IL Senator Mike Jacobs, Peeples Heating & Air Conditioning, the Austin Family Charitable Fund, Cribbs Landscaping, Greatest Grains, West Music and DJ Mixxin Mel.
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by Melvin Hawkins Added December 1, 2012 at 1:53pm