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Sunday, February 6, 2022 | 2pm | First Unitarian Church (536 Linton St, Cincinnati, OH 45219)

JAZZ@FIRST: Queen City Vintage Vibe

Longtime friends and collaborators, pianist Phil DeGreg, trumpeter Sally Lukasik and clarinetist Joe Lukasik will be returning to the Jazz@First stage alongside CCJO bassist Aaron Jacobs. Often presenting music with a throwback vibe, the quartet loves to explore and perform in many styles of the jazz tradition. They specialize in music performed by artists like Jelly Roll Morton, Bix Beiderbeck and Louis Armstrong. Enjoy an afternoon of music sure to get your toes tapping!

Jazz@First Series Sponsor: Al Harris

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About the Artist: Queen City Vintage Vibe

 

Cincinnati-based Queen City Vintage Vibe (QCVV) was formed in 2020. Originally a trio, the group is now 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 performed on Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra’s Jazz@First Series, Christ Church Cathedral’s Music Live With Lunch series. and the Jazz Alley Series at the Paramount Theater in Ashland, KY. They strive to provide an enjoyable listening (and dancing) experience for jazz fans of all ages.

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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 1980’s, and has 10 CD’s 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.

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