The "Musical Medicine" concert will be held this Sunday, May 23 at 7:00 PM in the Hughesville High School Auditorium.
Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students.
In addition to the Hughesville band, performers will include the Primrose-VanKuren Trio, Exit 4, Eddie Severn & Friends & Jazzin’.
The Primrose-VanKuren Trio is a new vocal jazz group formed in 2009. Hannah Primrose is a sophomore at Towanda High School who has been accepted to District and Region Choir Festivals, and the District and State Vocal Jazz Choir. Jonathan VanKuren is a junior at Northeast Bradford High School and has been to the District through Region Choir festivals for the past two years and has also been accepted to the All State Vocal Jazz Choir for the past two years. Lastly, Brian Primrose founder of the Primrose-VanKuren Trio is the director of Choirs and Bands at Northeast Bradford High School. Brian received his music education degree from Wilkes University and has been teaching at Northeast Bradford since 2000.
Exit 4 is new to the barbershop world forming in late January. All members are either current or former music students from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Even though Exit 4 hasn't been around long, their desire for greatness and a love for singing has taken them a very long way in such a short amount of time. Despite busy
schedules, the quartet is always looking for opportunities to sing in public.
Eddie Severn & Friends
Eddie’s performing career spans over 25 years and covers virtually every musical style, including jazz, classical, pop and country. Severn has performed with many well-known musicians including Maria Schneider, Phil Woods, Leibman, Clay Aiken, The Temptations, Kenny Rogers, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, and English Symphony Orchestra. For six years he was lead trumpet player with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra. He has also performed and recorded music for television, radio and theatre as well as on numerous pop sessions and shows. In addition to composting music for his own quartet, Severn has written several commissions for the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, the Scottish Composers Jazz Ensemble and the Scottish Arts Council. In 2008 Severn became Director of Jazz Studies at Lock Haven University.
He also freelances as a solo performer and clinician.
Jazzin’ represents the crème de la crème of regional players, with a set list that includes funk, Latin-tinged fusion, standards and originals. The group is fronted by reedman Dick Adams, who has played with a wide range of music acts from pop to Motown. Steve Adams demonstrates his expertise on the keyboards, along with trumpeter Rob Byham (of Daddy-O and the Sax Maniacs). Bassist Ken Wittman is a world renowned
instrument builder and inventor of musical accessories. Drummer Bob Leidhecker performed with the Grammywinning Empire Brass Quartet for ten years, appearing on their award winning On Broadway album.