Hub City Jazz to perform benefit concert for YMCA sports wheelchair program
MARSHFIELD — Hub City Jazz will perform its “Jazz through the Ages” concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22 at Chestnut Avenue Center for the Arts. All proceeds will benefit the “With Wheels, Will Win!” campaign of the Marshfield Area YMCA.
Hub City Jazz was founded in 2011 by five musicians with a common love for playing the jazz standards of the mid-20th century. Building upon the foundations laid down by jazz giants like Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Horace Silver, and Herbie Hancock, the group continually hones its musical craft, bringing “accessible jazz” to Central Wisconsin audiences.
Hub City Jazz is known for creating an “easy listening” sound, suitable at art shows, supper clubs, parties, charity fundraisers, and on performance stages.
Bassist for the group Randy Lueth said, “Every year we try to perform at least once in a concert-like setting. It allows us to try out some new music, and we can offer some context into the pieces we play. We found out about the sports wheelchair campaign, and it seemed like a great fit for our concert.”
The “With Wheels, Will Win!” campaign was established to provide sports wheelchairs for the Marshfield Area YMCA. The Y’s local wheelchair sports program is a great opportunity for children who use wheelchairs to be physically active and find confidence in their abilities. Directed by former U.S. Paralympian Tony Iniguez, the program could be bigger and better with the acquisition of additional technologically up-to-date sports wheelchairs.
Members of Hub City Jazz are Brian Finnegan on tenor sax, Chris Johnson on electric guitar and vocals, Lueth on electric bass and stand-up bass, Pat Zdun on trumpet, and Steve Zdun on percussion and vocals.
“Jazz through the Ages” will feature pieces from the 1920s to the 1970s. In addition, the concert will showcase vocalist Tricia Marion, who has performed with the group since spring of 2014.
Hub City Jazz requests a $10 donation at the door to benefit “With Wheels, Will Win!” The Chestnut Center is located in downtown Marshfield at the corner of Third Street and Chestnut Avenue. To contact the Chestnut Center, call 715-389-8999.