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Jimmy and the Swingers play

Published: Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 3:20 p.m. CDT
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Jim Kanas

SANDWICH — Jim Kanas on guitar, Randy Sabien on violin, Don Stiernberg on mandolin and Larry Gray on bass return to the Opera House stage at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. These are the original performers from Kanas’ “Jimmy and the Swingers” CD of acoustic swing jazz.

Kanas brings this who’s who of musicians together for a night of burning jazz standards and more.

Jazz violinist Sabien started the Berklee School of Music string program at age 21 and has appeared internationally for decades. Mandolinist Stiernberg was the famous Jethro Burns’ (Homer and Jethro) protegee at age 19 and has recorded with numerous well known and respected musicians. Lary Gray, acoustic bassist, is known as one of Chicago’s primary figures in jazz and performs regularly with Ramsey Lewis  and Larry Correll.

Kanas, who is most known for his American Roots/multi-instrumentalist format, attracts world-class musicians as a guitarist and has performed in the Midwest with the likes of Corky Siegel, Howard Levy, Muriel Anderson and many more.

Tickets are $25, $20 for seniors 65 and older, and $15 for students and may be purchased by calling 815-786-2555 or stopping in at the office at 140 E. Railroad St. from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Programs at the Opera House are supported in part by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

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