Join us for the sixth concert of the Eichelberger Jazz Series with Duante Beddingfield ft. The Randy Villars Trio on the Levitt Pavilion lawn. Beddingfield's vocals complemented by the trio's instrumentals make jazz accessible to all audiences.
Be sure to bring your picnic blankets, chairs, family and friends for this FREE live show. The lawn opens at 6 PM, and the band takes the stage at 7 PM. For more information visit levittdayton.org.
Singer Duante Beddingfield, host of WYSO FM's Equinox jazz program, brings his throwback style to the stage with fun, unique arrangements of both standards and modern pop tunes in the vein of Postmodern Jukebox. Collaborating with music director/pianist Randy Villars, Beddingfield creates a crowd-friendly act that makes jazz accessible to anyone while remaining inventive. Together, they had the honor of being the final headliners at Dayton's legendary Gilly's nightclub in late 2017.
Composer/arranger Randy Villars, equally adept at piano and saxophone, is founder of The Dayton Jazz Institute, a local private lesson studio. He has taught around the country, recently completing residencies and clinics at Morehead State University and Vincennes University. He has played and studied with such figures as Sonny Stitt, Maynard Ferguson, Ramsey Lewis, Clark Terry, John Scofield, Bernard Purdy, James Moody, and Eddie Harris, and played across four continents as featured saxophonist with funk legend Bootsy Collins' Funk Capital of the World tour.
- Saturday, Sep 29, 2018
- Location: 134 S. Main Street, Levitt Pavilion Dayton, OH
- Phone: (937) 333-2607
- Time: 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
- Price: Free