Jodi Beach Trio featured at ‘Jazz at the Mansion’ July 22 in DeKalb

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DEKALB, Ill. — Kishwauke Fest will present the Fourth Annual “Jazz at the Mansion” at Ellwood Mansion, 509 N. First St., DeKalb, Ill., at 7 p.m., Monday, July 22. Nationally known Jodi Beach Trio will headline the show.

An eight-time Rockford Area Music Industry (RAMI) award and five-time On The Waterfront Best of Rockford Award-winning jazz musician, Beach and her trio regularly perform throughout the country. Their 2010 release, West of the Moon, earned The Jodi Beach Trio the RAMI for Album of the Year.

The Jodi Beach Trio is a member of the RAMI Hall of Fame, the Illinois Arts Council Artstour Roster and the National Independent Artist’s Registry.

From smooth-listening jazz to jazzy Christmas music, the group is versatile in their music selections. Two members of the band have ties to the DeKalb County area, having attended Northern Illinois University.

The concert is free. Concert-goers are encouraged to bring refreshments and lawn chairs. For more about the Ellwood Mansion, visit www. For information about Kishwaukee Fest, visit or call (815) 756-1263.

Posted July 17, 2013

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