Cedar Rapids, Iowa (March 19, 2016)

Award-winning composer and pianist Daniel Kelly appeared in a Coe College Marquis Series event Saturday, March 19, in  Sinclair Auditorium. Kelly transformed the stories of everyday people into dramatic and compelling performances that blend jazz, classical and folk music into a signature sound. Using a creative and customized approach that began with on-campus interviews last fall, the stories of Coe community members will be featured in this performance. Kelly’s music has been declared “powerfully moving” by Time Out New York, and he has brought his unique talent to performances with Grammy award-winning jazz legends Michael Brecker and Joe Lovano, among many other musicians. He has toured throughout Southeast Asia and India as a part of the Kennedy Center and U.S. State Department-sponsored Jazz Ambassador program. The artist’s most recent work is RAKONTO – a groundbreaking series of concert-length, community-based compositions that incorporate the recorded voices and stories of community members. Coe students, faculty and staff became part of the RAKONTO project, as Kelly conducted interviews on campus last fall…”  Courtesy Marion Chamber Counsel

Band: Daniel Kelly – Composer and Pianist, Sarah Elizabeth Charles – Voice, Nate Radley – Guitar, Matt Pavolka – Bass, Rob Garcia – Drums

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