HANNIBAL – The Hannibal Concert Association kicks off its 2021-2022 concert season on Friday, September 24 with the Route 66 Jazz Orchestra featuring guest vocalist, Hannibal frontman Patrick Hedges.
They will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Parker Theater at the Roland Fine Arts Center on the campus of Hannibal-LaGrange University. With no season or sponsor pass, tickets are $ 25 for adults and $ 5 for students. Single, Season and Patron Member tickets will be available at the door before the concert begins at 6:30 p.m. or can be purchased online at https://hannibal-concert-association.square.site/.
The Route 66 Jazz Orchestra is a 20-piece jazz group dedicated to the preservation and promotion of “Big Band” jazz through performance, education and community engagement. Founded in 1969 by Dr. Ron Stillwell as the Meramec Jazz Lab Band, Route 66 Jazz continues to this day to act as “jazz ambassadors” for the community.
Led by retired music teacher Bob Boedges of Normandy and Collinsville High Schools, the group of dedicated musicians come from all walks of life, including professionals, music teachers – active and retired – music students and professionals. of music, linked by their passion for Big Band music and the common desire to let people know that jazz is alive and well.
After more than 40 years, the group continues to thrive, with performances at festivals, community events, conferences and theaters across the region.
Tickets for the season and patrons are now sold through the Hannibal Concert Association or online at https://hannibal-concert-association.square.site/. Season ticket holders and HCA sponsor also receive free / reduced entry to all Keokuk Concert Association and Quincy Civic Music Association performances.