Jazz at the Pump House!
Friday, August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree
RML Jazz band with Laura Wiens, vocalist, will perform soft jazz Live at the Pump House! We’re planning a great evening of easy listening music, indoors and out. Bring your own lawn chairs!
Here’s the lineup:
Rick Laus (drums, founder/leader)
Rick Laus has been performing professionally since 1968, and is owner of Rick Laus Drums and Percussion. He has performed with many area bands, including Matt Ferrante and Modern Times, Bob Riddle’s Kings of Swing, Bombay Blue Sapphire Band, Orchestra Tropical, Algo Latino, Pittsburgh Simcha Orchestra, Hot Matzohs, Val Clark, John McDonald and The Mango Men, Dr. Kwasi and The Islanders, Glen Quarrie Quartet, and Pirate Bucco Band. In addition, Rick has produced and performed on a jazz cd “Family and Friends” with RML Jazz, and is the founder/leader of Groove Merchant.
Laura has previously performed with Jazz Conspiracy and the Laura Wiens Quartet. She is also an accomplished composer, creating music for two BBC radio dramas, and has a work in progress for the Glasgow Radio Festival. Laura has performed with funk and blues bands in Belgrade, Serbia, and closer to home in Washington D.C. and West Virginia. Laura brings an exciting Jazz vocal style to the group, and a great rapport with audiences.
Glenn Utsch (keyboards)
Glenn Utsch, PhD is a professor of Music at Slippery Rock University and performs a wide variety of musical styles from Bach to Rock. Glenn has performed at Lincoln Center for Former First Lady Nancy Reagan, as well as in London England. Locally he has performed with Groove Merchant, Bob Riddle’s Kings of Swing, Bombay Blue Sapphire Band, and Orchestra Tropical.
Mike Clancy (saxes, flute, percussion)
Mike Clancy is one of Pittsburgh’s most dynamic sax players and has worked with many of the top jazz, latin, and variety groups in the area. Mike headed his own band for many years and has played with area groups such as Groove Merchant, Nitestar, and The Bombay Blue Sapphire Band, and in addition to RML Jazz, Mike performs with his Irish duo, Abbotts Cross, and Stick To It. He is well known for his energetic and exciting soloing, as well as his sensitive and supportive ensemble performance. In addition to his performance schedule, Mike also teaches music for the Baldwin School District.
Listen to a selection from RML Jazz! https://www.reverbnation.com/show/22439045#
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