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A Cellebration Of 100 Years Of Recorded Jazz The Greater Hazleton Concert Series presents the Side Street Strutters, a seven-member jazz band that has been performing together for 35 years. The Strutters will be joined by vocalist Meloney Collins. This unique musical group will present an exciting evening of music Wednesday, April 25, beginning at 6:15 PM in the Hazleton Area High School auditorium located at 1601 West 23rd Street. In 1983 a group of talented musicians attending Arizona State University formed a musical ensemble whose artistic focus centered on the musical traditions of early New Orleans jazz.  Now, over three decades later, the Side Street Strutters continue to expand their musical palette to encompass nearly a century of classic American jazz. The Strutters have presented formal concerts, symphony pops performances and student outreach programs in all fifty states, seven European countries, Canada and Mexico.  Their superb musicianship and award-winning orchestrations have earned them national and international acclaim. Among their awards and accolades are, Breda International Jazz Competition, Holland; International Association of Jazz Educators Outstanding Musicianship Award; appearances at dozens of European and U.S. jazz festivals, a guest presidential performance, and 12 CD recordings. Additionally, the Strutters have been entertaining guests at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA. for 22 years. The Strutters are excited to share their latest musical project Vinyl Jazz, A Century Celebration.  As the world embraces the 100th anniversary of recorded jazz, the Strutters, with Meloney Collins, invite audiences to enjoy a potpourri of jazz, pop and R&B melodies that have shaped our musical landscape.  Audiences can expect to hear songs that inspired entire generations, lyrics that reflected a particular time in our countries history, and melodies that played a significant role towards the development and enjoyment of American popular music. Jazz vocalist Meloney Collins has been a professional actor and singer for over twenty years. For the past eight years, Collins has been the official vocalist for the Side Street Strutters. They have been featured at the Sacramento Music, Monterey Jazz and Sun Valley Jazz and Music festivals. In 2013, they completed a 60-city tour of North America for the Live On Stage performing arts series.

As a special treat the Side Street Strutters concert will be opened by a performance of the Cellar Dwellarz at 6:15PM. The Cellar Dwellarz Jazz Ensemble is a recently formed community jazz group, dedicated to the education, practice and performance of jazz music, under the direction of Mr. Neil Forte III and Miss Jennifer Gerhard.  The Cellar Dwellarz are a group of students from the Hazleton Area School District who are committed to serving their community by fostering the art of jazz and spreading the love of music throughout our area.  The group enjoys performing at a professional level throughout the area.   The Greater Hazleton Concert Series provides outstanding entertainment in a convenient venue, at a price that can’t be beat. Individual tickets for The Side Street Strutters are $30 for adults and $10 for students. The concerts begin at 6:15 PM at the Hazleton Area High School auditorium located at 1601 West 23rd Street in Hazleton. This comfortable ven-

ue offers abundant, free, lighted parking, and easy access. Gather your friends to enjoy an evening of outstanding entertainment. For reservations or concert information, call Cynthia 570-4366615, or Amelia at 570-788-4864. Find more information on all our concerts on The Greater Hazleton Concert Series' web site at http:// www.hazletonconcertseries.org/or visit our Facebook page.

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