Jodi Beach Trio to play ‘Jazz at the Mansion’

Published: Thursday, July 11, 2013 5:30 a.m.CDT

Kishwaukee Fest will present the fourth annual “Jazz at the Mansion” at 7 p.m. July 22 at the Ellwood House in DeKalb.

This year’s jazz group is the nationally known Jodi Beach Trio. An eight-time Rockford Area Music Industry and five-time On The Waterfront Best of Rockford award-winning jazz musician, Jodi and her trio regularly perform throughout the country.

Their 2010 release, “West of the Moon,” earned The Jodi Beach Trio the RAMI for Album of the Year. The trio is a member of the RAMI Hall of Fame, the Illinois Arts Council Artstour Roster and the National Independent Artist’s Registry.

From smooth listening jazz to jazzy Christmas music, the group is versatile in its music selections.

Two members of the band have ties to the DeKalb County area having attended Northern Illinois University.

The concert is free and will be held at the Ellwood House, 509 N. First St., DeKalb. Concert-goers are encouraged to bring refreshments and lawn chairs.

For information on Kishwaukee Fest events, visit www.KishwaukeeFest.com or call 815-756-1263.

Check out the “Jodi Beach Trio” on Facebook.

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