Wow, our “Singers & Sax” show at Thursday’s fundraiser was just amazing! On behalf of the Midwest Smooth Jazz Society, I would like to thank Kevin Kelly, the Producer and all of the musicians for a fantastic show. We were privileged to share some of the best performers in the world, right here at the Ozone. The singers: Dani Cleveland, Camille Metoyer Moten, Rayford Jones, Tyi Hakeem, Carol Rogers, Ase L’Bert. and on Sax: Ed Archibald, Brian “Saxkeys” Holland and Chad Stoner.
In addition to these phenomenal artists, The Kevin Kelley Band: Ishmael McCowan (Keyboards), Jacob Sorensen (Bass Guitar), John Mertz (Lead Guitar), and Kevin Kelley (Drums) played unique combinations of musical arrangements to support the musical cast. We are honored and blessed to know all of you! The saxophone trio performance was explosive and the standing ovation from the audience was a true testament to this performance.
Special thanks to our board and volunteers who donated the raffle items and worked the show: BJ Hines, Karla Washington, April Blake, Ronnie Buggs, Walt Wyckhoff, George Davis, Theresa Harman, Jeanne Long, Elaine Gibbs, Cheryl Nygren and Anne Johns. Last but not least, thank you Tony and your staff for serving us, and giving us a “Smooth Jazz Home” at the Ozone! We appreciate you.
October 2nd Singers & Sax – Smooth Jazz Fundraiser
October 9th The Hegg Brothers featuring Matt Wallace
October 16 Todd Campbell
October 23 Unit
October 30 Chad Stoner