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    May 01, 2019
    PEORIA, ILLINOIS, April 30, 2019 - 
    WHAT:  2019 Peoria RiverFront Jazz Festival
    WHERE:  Peoria RiverFront, CEFCU Stage
    WHEN:   Saturday, June 9, 2019 from 3:00pm to 10:00pm
    Tickets are now available for the 2019 Peoria RiverFront Jazz Festival!  Jazz musicians will be playing all day on Saturday, June 9 from 3pm-10 pm! Food, drinks, and great entertainment will be available to enjoy. Join us on the beautiful RiverFront to enjoy the outstanding jazz musicians from New York, Los Angeles and locally!
    This year's lineup at the Peoria Riverfront Jazz Festival features: Tom "Bones" Malone, vocalist, Brianna Thomas, Stuart Mack, and Todd Kelly along with outstanding area musicians.
    Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 the day of the show.  Advance tickets can be purchased at the Noble Center (1125 W. Lake Avenue, Peoria, IL 61614) or at PeoriaParks.org.
    The entertainment schedule will be as follows:
    3:00pm - Learn to Play By Ear Clinic with Dr. Todd Kelly and Pekin High School Combo Directed by Karli McCann
    4:00pm to 5:00pm - Pekin High School Combo Directed by Karli McCann
    5:30pm to 6:30pm - Stuart Mack Qt.
    7:00pm to 8:00pm - Brianna Thomas Qt.
    8:30pm to 10:00pm - Tom "Bones" Malone with The Central Illinois Jazz Orchestra Directed by Dr. Todd Kelly
    Featured Performers: 
    Tom "Bones" Malone of Blue Brothers band fame and of the Saturday Night Live and CBS Orchestra of Los Angeles is in high demand as a performer and clinician. Although a trombone specialist Bones will display virtuosity on many instruments. He has performed with countless jazz greats.
    Brianna Thomas of New York City graduated from Woodruff HS and was a member of the Peoria Jazz AllStars touring Europe's Montreux and North Sea Jazz Fests at an early age. A graduate of New School, she earned the title of Outstanding New Jazz Vocalist. Thomas appears regularly at Jazz at Lincoln Center and leads her own band in NYC and has fans worldwide.
    Stuart Mack is an international award winning trumpet player based in New York City. He is a graduate of Washington HS and North Texas State and winner of the International Trumpet Guild Competition and the Carmine Caruso competition. He has been performing professionally the past ten years and was a former student of Dr. Todd Kelly.
    Featured Workshop:
    LEARN TO PLAY BY EAR with Dr. Todd Kelly of Bradley University. Attendees to this workshop will earn free admission to the festival. Bring an instrument! All ages are invited to this special workshop. Note reading not required! Bring your instrument and be ready to jam!
    The 2019 Peoria RiverFront Jazz Festival is sponsored by Peoria Park District, Central Illinois Jazz Society, Jazz Education Network, and ArtsPartners.

    Jake Hermann, Riverfront Event Manager