CEDAR CITY–The Iron County Acoustic Music Association (ICAMA) will open their fall concert series with Cedar City’s favorite gypsy jazz band, Wilhelm, on Friday Sept. 22. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. at Community Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 2279 Wedgewood Lane, Cedar City.
Wilhelm is a five-piece band that plays rhythmic acoustic music that swings and is sure to get your hands clapping and your toes tapping. Gypsy jazz (jazz Manouche) is the band’s favorite form and they also play American standards, contemporary jazz, bossa nova, western swing and even a little rock and pop.
Current band members are virtuoso violinist Heather Wilhelm, silky smooth vocalist Olivia Sham, hard slappin’ upright bassist Mason Cottam, rhythm pumpin’ guitar/banjo player Ryan Durfee and the newest member, trumpeter extraordinaire Adam Lambert.
Opening for Wilhelm is the Guitar Violin Duo, Stan and Lindsay Szczesny. Recently returned to Cedar City after a stint in Dallas, Texas, they play blues, jazz, and oldies. Stan learned to play guitar by learning Stevie Ray Vaughn songs then studied at Cornish College of the Arts. Lindsay has been playing violin since she was very young. She is a graduate of Utah State with a degree in music education.
Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and music starts at 7 p.m. A suggested donation of $5 per person will go to the musicians and to promote live acoustic music in Iron County.
For information on this and other upcoming live music events, check out the ICAMA Facebook page, ICAMAmusic.