Creating New Standards

Jazz returns to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship with an Emerson concert on June 20 at 4 pm. Chicago-based saxophonist Chris Madsen will perform accompanied by fellow Chicagoans, bassist Joe Policastro and pianist Chris White. The group’s repertoire consists of a broad range of jazz and standards, but this particular outfit has also made “new standards,” contemporary popular music of the past 30 years, a focal point of their music as well. The concert will look to the past, present, and future of popular music, all the while retaining a sincere jazz sensibility.

Collectively and independently, the members of the trio have performed and arranged music for the likes of Wynton Marsalis, Bobby Short, Phil Woods, Diane Schuur, Howard Alden, Jeff Hamilton, and many other jazz luminaries. Veterans of Chicago’s music scene, they have also performed extensively throughout North America and Europe.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see this trio in such an up-close, intimate concert setting. A light reception will follow the concert so that attendees can meet the musicians. Tickets are $10.

This performance is presented by the UUFDC Emerson Series, named for Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882), an essayist, lecturer, poet, and Unitarian Minister. In 2002, UUFDC member and well-known music critic, the late Erik Eriksson created the series with the goal of providing low-cost and top-notch cultural programs for the community. The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is located at 10341 Hwy. 42 in north Ephraim. For more information call 920.854.7559.