Cedar Rapids Community Concert Association
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Musican-Vocalists Don Gatlin, Jay Darby and Matt Schumacher, along with guitar and drums, feature music from all genres with tight harmonies and incredible musicianship. Big Harmonies. Big Hits. Big Sounds.
The International String Trio, all alumni of Berklee College of Music, prides itself on its stylistic diversity, delivering Gypsy jazz, Appalachian folk, acoustic world music, virtuosic classical arrangements and popular songs from movies. The trio enjoys using the diverse cultural backgrounds of its members, hailing from Russia, Japan and England, to influence its stylistic diversity and unique performance aesthetic.
Having become the first ever band to reach the semi-finals of Britain's Got Talent and following up with a performance for Her Majesty The Queen as part of the Jubilee celebrations, The Jive Aces have truly established themselves as the UK's top Jive & Swing band. They are renowned for their hot, swinging music and high-energy stage shows, playing songs made famous by such greats as Bobby Darin, Louis Prima and Sammy Davis Jr., to name a few!
The 35 member ensemble performs from a repertoire which features original works for brass band, as well as arrangements of well known orchestral and wind band literature. Featured soloists are frequently used in concert pro-grams which also include marches, medleys, hymn tune arrangements, folk songs, Broadway show tunes and novelty features. Members of the EIBB come from all over Eastern Iowa and even beyond. Each Thursday night they travel to Mt. Vernon for rehearsal. The majority come from the area of eastern Iowa centered by the cities of Cedar Rapids and Iowa City.
As seen on Oprah & Good Morning America
“The World’s Youngest Solo Musician to Headline His Own Tour” (Guinness World Record). Engaging, charismatic super-talented pianist/vocalist presents an inviting program of classical, jazz and popular music favorites. Youthful international sensation creates unparalleled concert and community engagement opportunity.