It’s Commonly Jazz partners with Kennedy Heights Arts Center to present a free concert on the lawn with the OMEGA Band on Saturday, October 17.
The OMEGA, led by respected multi-instrumentalist Erwin Stuckey, is an eclectic jazz group that performs a nice mix of jazz standards, original jazz arrangements and compositions. The group’s fresh sound and approach features guitarist Ben Sweeney, bassist Matt Holt, drummer Isaiah Cook, and Erwin Stuckey on vibraphone/keyboards.
Erwin Stuckey has performed extensively in the United States and South America and is capable of handling a multitude of musical genres ranging from traditional jazz, European classical, Afro-Cuban and contemporary gospel. He has performed high profile concerts with some of the world’s finest musicians such as John Blake, Malachi Thompson, Frank Foster, Joshua Redmond, Ben Tankard, Kenny Garrett, Terrel Stafford, Steve Wilson, Marlon Jordan, Pharez Witted, Mary Wilson ( Motown Supremes), Marion Meadows, Jeff Coffin of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, James Carter, Slide Hampton, Arturo Sandoval, and steel drum virtuoso Othello Molineaux. He is the Jazz Studies Director at Cincinnati’s School for the Creative and Performing Arts.
Browse the outdoor exhibit UPRISING and Illustrative Becoming in the gallery, and enjoy a fantastic afternoon of jazz along with food from Red Sesame food truck, wine, and craft beer from High Grain Brewery.