For this concert, we're bringing you music from piano/wind jazz duo Dan Pincus and Jim McElhaney. Jim and Dan met in the '70s while attending Northern Illinois University and formed "Ocean Roads," a jazz fusion group. After college, the two went their separate ways, but reconnected over 25 years later when they found themselves back at NIU, working in the IT department. They began playing together again, this time as a duo, about 8 years ago and haven't looked back!
In the time between, after studying with Dan Haerle in the internationally respected North Texas State University jazz program, Mr. Pincus began performing as a solo jazz pianist and with small groups in Dallas and Chicago. Mr. McElhaney also studied jazz at North Texas State University and has since worked with Rockford jazz legends Mike Alongi, Carl Cole, Al Feeney, Jack Brand and Guy Fiorenza, as well as the Ted Weems Orchestra. Since reforming as a jazz duo, Dan and Jim have also been very well received as part of our own Music on Main Series.
Admission: $10 for adults, $5 for students. All proceeds to benefit the musicians and the Jazz at Emerson Series.
Jazz at Emerson will take place one Thursday per month at our historic Emerson House in the heart of downtown Rockford. Relax with wine and light refreshments, have fun with your friends, and meet the artists after the concert! Doors open at 5:00 pm. Seating is limited, so arrive early!