Join the kick-off of the free DaCamera JAM concert on Thursday!

Join the new season of DaCamera JAM free concerts at Discovery Green this Thursday, with the "Trumpet Summit," featuring Marvin Stamm and Dennis Dotson with the nonpareil rhythm section of Mike Wheeler, guitar, Aric Nitzberg, bass, and Tim Solook, drums.

The 4th season of DaCamera JAM free concerts at Discovery Green begins this Thursday, April 10, with the "Trumpet Summit," featuring Marvin Stamm and Dennis Dotson with the nonpareil rhythm section of Mike Wheeler, guitar, Aric Nitzberg, bass, and Tim Solook, drums.  Marvin and Dennis are both decades-long friends of fellow Illinois' Alum Bob Morgan, who as series "curator" and emcee gets a special kick to be involved with this particular event.  In addition to Bob's emcee and "curator" role he has also agreed to serve as the Illini club's event host, so be sure to say hello to him. 

Marvin and Dennis have "jammed" together many times, but this is the first time they have been presented together on-stage "formally," so this will be a truly-historic evening!  Concert time 6:30 pm, with the trio providing an opening set.  Best parking is directly beneath Discovery Green, entrance across street from Geo. R. Brown Convention Center ($ 12). 

See links below for further info, and Bob's hopes to see a *lot* of Illini on Thursday!


Future DaCamera JAM concerts:

  • April 17: Moores School Jazz Ensemble and Combo from the University of Houston, Noe Marmolejo, director
  • April 24: Jacqui Sutton (vocalist) and the Frontier Jazz Orchestra
  • May 16: from New York: Jason Moran's Fats Waller Dance Party (!)