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The Steven Kirby Quintet to play lyrical jazz in Brandon

THE STEVEN KIRBY Quintet will bring their exciting, melodic and lyrical contemporary jazz to Brandon Music on Saturday, July 20, at 7:30 p.m.

BRANDON — Brandon Music welcomes back the Steven Kirby Jazz Quintet on Saturday, July 20, at 7:30 p.m. The Boston-based group performs contemporary and mainstream jazz arranged and composed by Steven Kirby. Kirby plays guitar, Carl Clements plays flute and sax, John Funkhouser plays piano, Mike Connors plays drums and a special guest will perform bass.
Kirby is known for performing exciting, melodic, lyrical and expressive mainstream and contemporary jazz.  His most recent album, “Illuminations” was an Editor’s Pick earlier last year in the jazz publication Downbeat.
He has appeared on over 25 released recordings, including three as a leader and has performed and/or recorded with many of today’s contemporary musicians including Chris Potter, George Garzone, Mike Manieri (Steps Ahead), Scott Colley, Bruce Barth, Joe Lovano, Javon Jackson, Harvie Swartz, Joe Hunt, Steve Hunt, George Schuller, Allan Holdsworth, Matt Malley (of Counting Crows) and others. He has toured in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Caribbean, Europe, China and Africa.
For lovers of jazz music this is a performance that should not be missed.
Tickets are $20 with a pre-concert dinner available for an extra $25. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. Venue is BYOB. Call (802) 247-4295 or email info@brandon-music.net for reservations or more information.

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