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Sunday, February 4, 2024 | 2pm
First Unitarian Church (536 Linton St, Cincinnati, OH 45219)


CCJO is breaking out the beads and king cake because it’s time to party! Jazz@First is bringing the celebration to life through a program fit for Bourbon Street. Hear music that will have you swingin’ in your seat from New Orleans marches to the music of Jelly Roll Morton to some of your Mardi Gras favorites like “The Saints Go Marching In!” And trust us, you’ll want to be in that number at First Unitarian Church for the most enjoyable Fat Tuesday event of the year.

Complimentary wine and cheese at intermission are included with your ticket.


Jazz@First Series Sponsor: Al Harris



About the Artist: Queen City Vintage Vibe

Cincinnati-based Queen City Vintage Vibe (QCVV) was formed in 2020. It is a quartet featuring Phil DeGreg, piano; Joe Lukasik Sr., clarinet; Sally Lukasik, trumpet and Aaron Jacobs, bass. QCVV performs music of several genres, including classic jazz in the New Orleans tradition, swing, blues, Broadway hits and popular standards. Since its inception, the group has performed at a number of Cincinnati venues including appearances at Washington Platform Restaurant & Saloon, Caffe Vivace, Schwartz's Point and Muse Cafe, along with regular ongoing appearances at Sitwell's Act II in Clifton. In addition, QCVV has given concerts for Christ Church Cathedral's Music Live With Lunch Series and the Jazz Alley Series at the Paramount Theater in Ashland, KY.



About the Artist: Phil DeGreg


Phil DeGreg began playing the piano in his childhood and now performs as a jazz pianist internationally. His earliest jazz influences were Bud Powell and Bill Evans, but he is accomplished and comfortable in a wide range of jazz styles, ranging from mainstream to bebop to Brazilian jazz. A graduate of Yale and the University of North Texas, he toured with the Woody Herman Orchestra in the 1980s and has 10 CDs to his credit as a leader. For 13 years he accompanied many national and international jazz artists in the house trio in Cincinnati’s famous Blue Wisp Jazz Club. He has been on staff with the renowned Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops since 1983, and has performed and taught in Europe and South America.


Phil DeGreg is the retired Professor of Jazz Studies at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts study grants. In 2008 he was awarded a 4-month Fulbright Fellowship as a lecturer in Brazil.


His text “Jazz Keyboard Harmony” is a practical text for teaching jazz harmony for all musicians, and is used all over the world in universities and for private study.


Learn more about Phil DeGreg on his website

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