Thursday, June 2nd marks the latest in the Dayton Art Institute’s Vectren Just Jazz series. The concert will feature contemporary jazz/R&B act, Kick-N-Flava. The six member band features Mike Allamby on saxophones, Jerry Hawes on keyboards, Claude Coatie on lead guitar, J.D. Williams on bass guitar, Brian Smiley on drums and percussionist David Matthews.
“We’re a high energy band. We’re feeling it, and we let you know we’re feeling it. Our music is like a breath of fresh air coming through an old cracked window on a lovely summer day,” says the group.
The Just Jazz series will take a break in July, but resumes on August 4th. The second half of the 2011 series includes:
- August 4: Mark Lomax II
- September 1: The Kathy Wade Quartet
- October 6: Ed Clay & The Patrol
- November 3: Khalid Moss & Michael Bashaw
All performances begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Shaw Gothic Cloister at The Dayton Art Institute. Admission is free for museum members and $8 for non-members. General admission tickets may be purchased at The Dayton Art Institute the night of each performance