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Jazz Eureka features Brubeck Brothers

In a special tribute to their father, Dave Brubeck, the Brubeck Brothers will be performing at the Auditorium in Eureka Springs on Saturday Sept 10. An exciting addition to this show will be the 12 piece Fayetteville Jazz Collective Horns accompanying the Brothers during the second half of the show.

The Brubeck Brothers Quartet is an exciting jazz group featuring two members of one of America's most accomplished musical families, Daniel Brubeck (drums,) and Chris Brubeck (bass & trombone.) Guitarist Mike DeMicco, and pianist Chuck Lamb, complete this dynamic quartet. They have performed at concert series, colleges, and jazz festivals across North America and Europe including the Newport, Detroit, Ravinia, Las Vegas, Sedona, Spokane & Monterey Jazz Festivals. Their Koch release, Classified, has already earned this rave review from All About Jazz: "Once again the BBQ attains that rarefied level where music is both relaxed and expressive, and their joy in its creation is contagious. There's really nothing out there that comes close to their unique brand of inventiveness."
Showtime is 8PM. NAJS members can use code JAZZEUREKA2016 when purchasing tickets. For info and tickets go to

Free music in Basin Springs Park:

Friday 7 to 9 pm.
A "Block Party" featuring the Rodney Block Collective and their special blend of jazz, funk, and hip hop. Rodney has shared the stage with such notables as Earth Wind and Fire, Kirk Whalum, Layla Hathaway, and Marsha Ambrosius. Rodney's AETN special was nominated for a regional Emmy award. Nominated for Artist of the Year (Arkansas Platinum Awards) and voted runner up Arkansas Times Band of the Year (2015).

Saturday 12 noon.
Matt and Gus Smith.
Gus Smith was born in Harrison, AR in 1940. He played to worldwide audiences in the 1950s with the Navy Fleet Big Band. With a profound understanding of and ability to play Gus has influence and taught many musicians over the years. Matt Smith has spearheaded many projects of original and progressive music. As a duo Matt and Gus have recently release a CD "Full Circle". They are Ozark born and bred musical treasures.

1:30 Claudia Burson Trio
The Matriarch of Jazz in this region, Claudia and her trio have performed a wide variety of traditional jazz and original music for over 15 years. She was recently paid tribute by the North Arkansas Jazz Society. Society President Robert Ginsburg says: "She embodies what this music is all about".

3:00 Calle Soul Band
NAMA Award Winners, this exciting group features 2 Latin jazz percussionists. Cuban conguero Fernando Sanchez and Colombian percussionist/arranger Fernando Valencia met thousands of miles from their native countries to start this project from ground zero. Calle Soul is comprised of some of the best musicians in Arkansas.

4:30 Justin Young Band
Justin Young is a Detroit based saxophonist who earned his place in the jazz scene after an impressive win at the Capitol Jazz New Artist Jazz Challenge. He has appeared at the Capitol Jazz Super Cruise along with the likes of Boney James and Brian Culbertson. His 2007 release "On the Way" feature collaborations with Grammy award winners Tom Brown, Tim Bowman, And Spyro Gyras' Tom Schuman.

Events around town include the traditional lawn party at the Crescent Hotel. Dress up and enjoy live jazz and cocktails at this Eureka landmark.

After the concert, there will be a jazz jam at the local hangout 'Brews'.


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