Evelyn Wright, vocalist
Dan Maier, keyboard
Aidan Plank, bass
Mark Gonder, drums
Presented by Arts Renaissance Tremont in collaboration with TWDC
Part of the summer “Arts in August” series
Paul Ferguson is one of Cleveland’s leading trombonists, composers and bandleaders. He has recorded several big band CDs, is associate artistic director of the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra and has been director of Jazz Studies at Case Western Reserve University since 1988. His most recent recording is “Rays of Light”.
Evelyn Wright is one of Cleveland’s greatest jazz singers. She recently recorded several arrangements by Paul Ferguson on the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra CD “Live at the Bop Stop.” A professional vocalist for over 25 years, Evelyn entertains like no other in the styles of jazz, R&B and pop. She has opened for the likes of Regina Belle, Freddie Jackson, Mel Torme, Joan Rivers and Harry Belafonte, among others. Evelyn performs annually at the Tri-C Jazz Fest, and shares lead vocals with John Morton in “After Dark.”
Dan Maier is one of Cleveland’s most sought after jazz pianists. He is also a licensed school counselor.
Aidan Plank is a rising star on bass. Hailing from Oberlin, he has now been married for a month.
Mark Gonder teaches drum set at Kent State and the University of Akron. He has performed with many area groups, including many years with the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra.