Jazz Consortium Band to perform at Kaleidoscope Music Festival
From Staff Reports July 26, 2012 4:04PM
The Jazz Consortium Big Band performs Saturday, July 28 at Kaleidoscope 2012 in Elgin. | submitted photo courtesy of Alan Frohlichstein.
Updated: August 28, 2012 6:09AM
The big band sound of the 17-piece Jazz Consortium Big Band will be featured from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday during the Kaleidoscope 2012 music festival in downtown Elgin. The concert, a part of the weekend’s “Art & Soul on the Fox” arts event, is at DuPage Court, 43 DuPage Ct., Elgin, and is free to the public.
Led by saxophonist and Elgin resident Roy Vombrack, the band will be featuring classic swing favorites from such bands as Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman and modern jazz-rock selections from bands such as Buddy Rich and Maynard Ferguson, as well as band originals.
The Jazz Consortium first came together in the mid-1970’s, consisting of former and current University of Illinois, Northern Illinois University and Northwestern University musicians with a love of Big Band music. The group went on to perform at jazz clubs, nightspots and concerts throughout Chicagoland, including an appearance at the Chicago Jazz Festival. The Jazz Consortium disbanded in the early 1980’s, with most of the members going on to full-time music careers.
But following a successful private reunion concert two years ago, it was decided to “get the band back together” and find a public venue to play regularly. The band has been performing second Sundays monthly at Durty Nellie’s Pub in Palatine as well as other venues.
For more information on the band, call 847-695-3710 or email at: JazzConsortiumBigBand@gmail.com