Join us for home grown and sourced jazz by Gary’s own Patti Shaffner and BP3 Jazz Trio: ArtisTTimberlake Brown, Mike Shell, and Buddy Pearson.
Tickets are $10 in advance online, $15 at the door the night of the performance. Cash Bar.
Patti Shaffner performs a wide variety of musical styles including, Folk, Blues, Jazz, Theater, and Improvisational Singing with ease. She writes and performs her own music, solo as well as collaboratively. As a seasoned performer, Patti is dynamic and engaging on stage. Her music is thought provoking and reaches out to the heart of our longing for connection with love and hope. She puts her heart and soul into whatever she sings.
Patti has studied improvisational singing with both Bobby McFerrin and Rhiannon and is skilled at leading groups of all ages in the style of spontaneous song known as ‘Circle Singing.’ Patti performs solo, with SongSisters: Amy Dixon-Kolar and Sue Fink and with Jazz musicians Leandro Lopez Varady, Scott Pazera, Lannie Turner, Bill Romer, Buddy Pearson and with the Andy Sutton Trio.
Buddy Pearson has been steadily playing upright and electric bass for 40 of his 50 years. Hailing from a very musically supportive family, he was given his first upright bass at age 9 and in one way or another, has never looked back. Soon after schooling, Buddy immersed in the local and Chicago jazz scene and continues to share the stage with heavy hitter players to this day. Buddy also plays bass for the longtime jazz group, Freek Johnson.
Artis Timberlake Brown has basically played piano his entire life, starting in church at age 10, and then schooling at Valparaiso University with piano legend Billy Foster. Since then, Artis has played with a diverse group of great music artists, such as Kim Burrell, David Williams, Joe Marcinek and Marvin Sapp. Artis dazzles with his keyboard work on piano and organ.
Mike Shell was brought up with music and drums in his blood, starting at age 6 with his father, who was also a well respected drummer. Mike has played with some of the legends in music, including Tye Tribbett, Ricky Dillard, and Gary, Indiana’s own Fabulous Kings.
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