Oris Concert Series
June 4, 2008. Posted by Angelika Beener.
The 11th Annual Oris Sprit of Jazz Concert Series kicked off yesterday. Good times. Blues guitarist Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson performed and was a total crowd pleaser. I think for me, with the passing of Bo Diddley, a true Rock 'n Roll pioneer and father, it was really fitting for some reason.
The Oris concerts will take place every Tuesday in June from 12 PM - 2PM. Soulful saxophonist Houston Person brings his quartet on June 10, pianist Eric Reed and his quartet are on June 17, and we wrap up the series with trombonist Steve Turre and his quintet on June 24.
Each year, Oris also presents a retrospective exhibit to accompany the live music series. Past exhibits have honored jazz legends such as Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra, Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, and others. This year, Oris is celebrating America's original art form, with an exhibit simply titled The Blues. Visit the Tourneau TimeMachine Exhibit Hall, where you can view rare and never-before-seen blues memorabilia, photos and more. The exhibit will be on display the entire month of June. Exhibit hall viewing hours are 10:00 AM-6:00 PM on Mon - Wed; Fri and Sat. 10:00 AM-7:00 PM on Thursdays and from 11:30 AM-5:30 PM on Sundays.
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