Sunday, March 10, 2024 | 2pm
First Unitarian Church (536 Linton St, Cincinnati, OH 45219)
JAZZ@FIRST: CECILIA - THE MUSIC OF PAUL SIMON
From Simon & Garfunkel to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, singer-songwriter and musician Paul Simon is one of the most acclaimed musicians in popular music. Saxophonist and flutist Steve Hoskins joins the Phil DeGreg Trio to bring Paul’s intricate melodies to life in a jazz setting. Hear new interpretations of some of his most popular hits like "So Long Frank Lloyd Wright", “America,” "Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover," "Still Crazy After All These Years” and “Cecilia."
Complimentary wine and cheese intermission included with your ticket.
Jazz@First Series Sponsor: Al Harris
About the Artist: Steve Hoskins, woodwinds
Steve Hoskins (saxes, flutes & clarinets) is a Cincinnati native who regularly performs with numerous jazz groups in the area including The Faux Frenchmen, The Swing Heritage Jazz Orchestra and Pat Kelly’s Psychoacoustic Orchestra. He also is active as a pit orchestra musician in the Broadway Series at the Aronoff Theatre and plays with the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops saxophone section. Steve is leader, composer and arranger of the group The Jazz Circle. The 2006 CD release titled Joshua received positive reviews and radio airplay nationally in over 40 markets.
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 http://phildegreg.com.