Jazz in Progress will perform the 5th Annual Swinging the Bandshell, a free concert at the Dee Palmer Band Shell in DeKalb’s Hopkins Park this Tuesday, August 29th at 8:00 P.M. Admission is free and open to all. Bring a picnic and blankets and enjoy an early fall evening out!
The 18-piece community jazz band will play a variety of music including the very best of classic jazz standards, Swing-era, and funk from the 1960s and 70s, as well as more recent favorites. Jazz in Progress will also feature a number of vocal and instrumental soloists from within the talented members of the ensemble.
They have been seen all over the area including the St. Mary’s Lancer Legacy Ball, Rockin’ for the Reptiles, Stage Coach Theatre, Sycamore Farmers Market, Northwestern Medicine-Kishwaukee Hospital, Artigras, The House Café, Oak Crest Senior Prom, performing with the Celebration Chorale and at many other community and charity events.
The band organized to encourage local musicians to play jazz for the love of music. They are also known for their popular practice of inviting local high school jazz musicians to sit in with the band, giving them an opportunity to gain more experience in playing jazz music.
Jazz in Progress is an official 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that puts funds raised back into local community music programs, including the DeKalb, Genoa-Kingston, Hinckley-Big Rock, Indian Creek, and Sycamore music booster organizations, as well as St. Mary’s-DeKalb, and the DeKalb Community Foundation. For more information on Jazz in Progress, call 815-751-0006 or like them on Facebook.