P.O. Box 1069, Alton, Illinois 62002
Mads Tolling and the MadsMen
Sunday February 12, 2017 | 3:00 pm
Mads Tolling is an internationally renowned violinist, composer, and two-time Grammy Award Winner. As a former nine-year member of both the Turtle Island Quartet and Stanley Clarke’s Band, Mads has spent most of his professional life touring the world. He grew up in Denmark and moved to the U.S. at the age of 20 to pursue jazz studies. In 2007 he formed a trio which then expanded to a quartet performing smooth jazz internationally. The group integrates the violin into the traditional jazz combo as all four instruments play unconventional roles to make the music come to life. It’s a fresh new twist on some traditional music.
Portraits of America starring George Bugatti
Sunday March 19, 2017 | 3:00 pm
George Bugatti was performing in Beverly Hills when he was “discovered” by Steve Allen. Soon after recording his first CD with Mr. Allen he made his concert debut in Los Angeles with legendary singer Tony Bennett. George has had a varied career, while moving from classical pianist to singer. He spent two years as a featured performer at the Bellagio in Las Vegas then moved to headline his big band act at The Sands in Atlantic City. The group will be performing great pop standards from the 50s, 60s and 70s while accompanied by slides of original artwork of Tony Bennett.
Sweet Dreams & Honky Tonks: The Music and Lives of Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash
Sunday April 30, 2017 | 3:00 pm
The title just about says it all. Tom Waselchuk and Lindsey Juarez bring a classic country music revue featuring some of the biggest names in the music industry. Each artist touched the country and pop/rock fields throughout their lives. The veteran singers are accompanied by The Dang-Its.