Spring Spectacular is our annual chance to let our hair down and have a little fun. In 2009 we had the very good fortune to work with button accordion virtuoso Stas Venglevski on two pieces by William Susman.
We rounded out the program with a 5-octave marimba solo, a piece by John Elmquist of Hard Art Groop, a preview of our Rags Stomp and Stride concert and a “if jazz and prog rock had a baby” piece called Our Friend Adam by Ryan Brown.
All of this in the storied former speakeasy that is the Green Mill.
Sunday, April 19 2:00 PM
4802 N. Broadway
$6 door only
PROGRAMZydeco Madness by William Susman
Kahn Variations by Alejandro Vinao
3 Songs by John Elmquist
Our Friend Adam by Ryan Brown
Suite for Saxophone and Marimba by Akira Yuyama
Opalescence by Hal Isbitz
Three Different Keyboards by William Susman
Lexie Bloor – vocals
Seth Boustead – piano
Steve Doyle – electric guitar
John Elmquist – piano
Amos Gillespie – saxophone
Matthew Peters – marimba
Mitch Straeffer – electric bass
Stas Venglevski – button accordion
Amy Wurtz – piano