Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, in partnership with the Lighthouse Big Band, is proud to announce that the Lighthouse Big Band will be Artists In Residence at THELMA. This partnership will have the LBB performing on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, starting October 12. Dates are currently set until December. Concerts will be from 7 pm – 9 pm in THELMA’s Fountain City room and will be free admission to the public. Part of this residency includes bringing in guest artists to perform with the band, as well as exploring a pet project of the band: a two-track Jazz Workshop, with curriculums developed for middle school students and high school students. In collaboration with local educators, this project will serve as an enrichment program for local school jazz bands. More information on this project will be forthcoming soon.
“The Lighthouse Big Band is one of Fond du Lac’s best kept secrets,” Brad Curran of Curran Music Studios and leader of the Lighthouse Big Band says. A WAMI nominee for Best Big Band, the band plays a variety of genres in the big band style. The LBB has long been the house band for the Fond du Lac Jazz Festival, and has appeared in concert and dance venues throughout the state over the past 18+ years backing such jazz stalwarts as Tom “Bones” Malone, David “Fathead” Newman, Kevin Mahogany, Eugene Rousseau, Tony Scodwell, Scott Whitfield and Ginger Bergman, Janet Planet, and the acclaimed jazz trumpeter Valery Ponomarev. The Lighthouse Big Band performs music including traditional big bands/dance bands of the 30’s and 40’s, the music of Count Basie and Duke Ellington, Latin Jazz, and the more modern big bands like Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, as well as big band versions of rock/fusion music.
For more information on these concerts please go to www.thelmaarts.org or call THELMA at 920.921.5410.