It seems I’ve talked about jazz an awful lot lately but that’s because there is some good stuff happening right here in Wichita! So here I am again to tell you about another incredible concert you don’t want to miss. This Sunday, October 23 Joe Lovano and Us Five will be coming to Wichita to play at Abode Venue. The concert will feature Joe Lovano, James Weidman, 2011 Best New Artist Grammy Winner Esparanza Spalding, Francicso Mela and Otis Brown III. Also jazz duet Beau Jarvis and Randy Zellers, both of which are Friends University Fine Arts Jazz Faculty members, will be playing in the gallery during the VIP reception from 6pm - 7pm.
The up side to this concert is that only 250 tickets will be sold, so this will truly be an intimate evening. The down side of this concert is that tickets run from $60 to $100. Now while this is a high price to pay (sadly, for a jazz musicians in the 21st century many get paid next to nothing), the concert will be WORTH EVERY PENNY!! I’ve definitely spent the allotted amount of my budget for this week on Tallgrass Film Festival tickets, but had I not this would be the first thing I’d plan on attending! Don’t worry, though, if you can’t make it to this concert because it is just the first of Abode’s LEGENDS SERIES. Throughout the year Abode will be bringing in other great artists to our wonderful city