• A Night of Joyful New Orleans Jazz

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    December 18, 2018

     
    Escape to New Orleans for a couple of hours on Friday, January 25th, at 7:30 pm at the Performing Arts Center of Wisconsin Rapids. Sammy Miller and The Congregation are on a mission to put the generosity back into jazz and bring art back to the people. They play joyful New Orleans-type jazz—music that feels good. It is a style that entertains, enriches, but most of all, uplifts—just what we need in the dead of winter! 

     

    A native of Los Angeles, Grammy®-nominated drummer Sammy Miller has become known for his relentless focus on making music that feels good as a drummer, singer, and bandleader. Upon completing his Master’s at The Juilliard School, Sammy formed his ensemble, The Congregation. As a band, they share the power of community through their music—joyful jazz. 

    Get a preview at www.sammymillercongregation.com. Then get your tickets, which are $38 (plus tax). Purchase them through The Arts Council’s web site 24/7 at www.SavorTheArts.org. Office hours are 10:00 am to 2:30 pm Monday through Thursday. Stop by 1040 8th Street South, Suite 101, Wisconsin Rapids, or call 715.424.2787 during office hours to place your order with a debit or credit card. Tickets will be either mailed to you or held at Will Call the night of the performance. 

     

    The afternoon of the show, local students are invited to interact with the performers in a workshop titled, “Blues Don’t Bother I: The Life and Times of Louis Armstrong and Bessie Smith.” Sammy Miller and The Congregation enjoy sharing the history behind their music with students. For more information on the outreach, please call 715.424.2787. 

     

    Thank you to the sponsors of this show: Mead Witter Foundation, Solarus, and Quality Plus Printing.