ALLEGRO BALLET, THE NUTCRACKER
The Nutcracker is loosely based on the E.T.A. Hoffmann fantasy story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, about a girl who befriends a nutcracker that comes to life on Christmas Eve and wages a battle against the evil Mouse King.
Col. Boyd Band is the Northern Illinois purveyor of Traditional Jazz!
Based in Sandwich, Illinois, we will bring you well known and not so well-known sounds of New Orleans!
Combining their talents, the trio plays music from jazz standards, show tunes in a jazz style and light, easy-listening smooth jazz. The trio has performed throughout Northern Illinois playing in jazz clubs, private parties, weddings and fundraisers. The trio is always increasing the number of tunes they perform. Their current library consists of over 600 songs.
MARY PFEIFER – SIMPLY PATSY
Mary Pfeifer works hard to embrace the essence of Patsy’s voice and timings, but admits she could never be an exact imitator of her unique style. Instead, she chooses to give tribute to her life by informing others of her youth, her courage, her tenacity and her great generosity to her fellow musicians. She entertains with facts about her career intertwined with singing her greatest hits, as well as educating her audience on some of her lesser known recordings.
2013 National Hammered Dulcimer Champion, Katie Moritz is a musician and teacher hailing from the Chicagoland area in Northern Illinois. She’s been playing music ever since she could remember, starting piano as a very small child and playing the tuba through school. Her taste in music is geared towards more eclectic sounds and it wasn’t till she started playing the hammered dulcimer that she found her authentic musical “voice”. The unique instrument was able to seamlessly sew together Katie’s love of traditional music from around the world, 1940’s jazz standards, Broadway musicals, bluegrass, and pop.