Saturday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. —BRANDON— Brandon Music is delighted to welcome the return of the Steven Kirby Quintet for a special performance of contemporary and mainstream jazz. Guitarist, composer and educator Steven Kirby has built a reputation for performing exciting, melodic, lyrical and expressive mainstream and contemporary jazz music. He writes original compositions and arrangements, as well as creative arrangements of standard tunes, using a quintet of instrumentalists and a singer performing both wordless and lyrical vocals. The Boston-based quintet will be performing Steven Kirby’s “Illuminations Project” featuring vocalist Aubrey Johnson at Brandon Music. This performance is one for all lovers of contemporary and mainstream jazz.
Steven Kirby describes his “Illuminations Project” as richly textured, multi-layered, ebullient and lyrical jazz with evocative and exciting compositions and stellar musicianship.
The quintet includes Kirby’s arrangements and compositions, with Kirby on guitar, John Poniatowski on bass, Mike Connors on drums and special guest vocalist, Aubrey Johnson.
Kirby’s music has been played on over 100 radio stations in the U.S. and internationally including features on NPR’s “Here and Now,” “Jazz with Bob Parlocha” and “Eric in the Evening.” An associate professor at Berklee College of Music, Kirby’s jazz compositions have won awards in the International Songwriting Competition, the Billboard Song Contest and Downbeat.
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Concert tickets are $25. A specialty three course dinner is also available from 6 p.m. for $35. Reservations required as seating is limited. Call 802-247-4295 or 802-282-8655 to make your reservation or book online at brandon-music.net.