Dan Pincus, Jim McElhaney, Jack Brand in ‘Jazz at Emerson’ Oct. 18

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Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center’s next “Jazz at Emerson” concert with Dan Pincus, Jim McElhaney and special guest Jack Brand is coming up at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, at the historic Emerson House, 420 N. Main St., Rockford.

Piano/wind jazz duo Dan Pincus and Jim McElhaney met in the ’70s while attending Northern Illinois University and formed “Ocean Roads,” a jazz fusion group. After college, the two went their separate ways, but reconnected more than 25 years later and haven’t looked back. They’ll perform this concert with special guest Jack Brand, one of the area’s most sought-after drummers.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students. Proceeds benefit the musicians and the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center.

Jazz at Emerson” happens one Thursday per month from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., at the Emerson House in the heart of Rockford’s cultural corridor. Concertgoers can enjoy the swinging sounds of jazz, relax with a glass of wine and light refreshments, and meet the performers after the program, which is about an hour-and-a-half in length. Doors open at 5 p.m. Seating is limited.

Posted Oct. 18, 2012

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