Richland Academy's 'Jazz Night' Draws Crowd Of Hundreds

  • 2/15/2018 2:42:29 PM
  • Jesse Smith
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - Richland Academy of the Arts, located at 75 N. Walnut Street, hosted a "Jazz Night' concert in the Academy's "Discovery Room", which attracted over an estimated 150 attendees.

The special guest, Vaughn Wiester, is an accomplished jazz musician who worked freelance for a number of years before starting his own jazz outfit, Vaughn Wiester's Famous Jazz Orchestra. Wiester also teaches jazz studies at Columbus' Capital University.

The 17-piece big band, the Mansfield Jazz Orchestra, performed classic and contemporary jazz selections, and several in honor of Wiester. Soloists in the band have played with a number of influential performers, including Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Woody Herman, and others.

For more information or events at Richland Academy of the Arts, visit their website or call 419-522-8224.

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