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Jazz in Progress Holiday Concert
December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmfree
Jazz in Progress will perform a holiday concert at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, December 2nd at Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave., Sycamore. Non-perishable food pantry items and a free-will offering will be taken to support the Sycamore Food Pantry.
The 18-piece community jazz band will play a great mix of old favorite Christmas and holiday season music that will be arranged in a jazz style. They will also be playing jazz selections from some of your favorite classic holiday cartoons. The band will feature several vocal and instrumental soloists from within the members of the ensemble. The concert will be live streamed on the Jazz in Progress Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/JazzInProgress. Santa will be there too with gifts for the children!
This concert will be co-hosted with chapter DX of P.E.O. (Professional Employer Organization) International. P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization where women celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and stewardship of Cottey College and motivate each other to achieve their highest aspirations.
Jazz in Progress was organized in 2012 to encourage local musicians to play jazz in support of its mission of musical, charitable, and educational purposes to advance the appreciation, performance, and history of jazz music and its related genres. Its membership includes a variety of talented musicians from the DeKalb County area. The ensemble continues the practice of inviting local high school and college jazz musicians to sit in with the band, giving young musicians an opportunity to gain more experience in playing jazz music.
An official 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, they put funds raised back into local community music programs, including the DeKalb, Sycamore, Genoa-Kingston, Hinckley-Big Rock, Indian Creek, Sandwich, Somonauk, Earlville, Leland, and St. Mary’s-DeKalb school districts as well as the DeKalb County Community Foundation.
The band has performed at benefit and fund-raising events and venues around the area including the St. Mary’s Lancer Legacy Ball, Sycamore Natural History Museum’s Rockin’ for the Reptiles, Stage Coach Players, Sycamore Farmers Market, Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital, Artigras, The House Café, and Oak Crest Senior Proms. The band has also performed with the Celebration Chorale and at many other community and charity events.
For information on Jazz in Progress, call 815-751-0006, like the band on Facebook, or find their website at jazzinprogress.org.