Jazz at Eicher April 7

By on March 27, 2019


Jazz ensemble Temple Avenue will perform at 3:30 p.m. on April 7 at the Eicher Arts Center, 409 Cocalico St., in Ephrata Borough’s Grater Park. The program is part of a series of admission-free, Sunday afternoon cultural and entertainment events at the historic Eicher House near Cocalico Creek; the starting time is 90 minutes later than that of most of the other shows in the series.

Temple Avenue brings a fresh and energetic approach to such musical standards as “Honeysuckle Rose” and “You’ve Got a Friend,” as well as to some lesser-known musical gems. In addition to vocalist Calli Graver, the group features Tom Strohman, woodwinds; Marcell Bellinger, trumpet; Colin Mekeel, piano; Mike Evangelista, bass; and Steve Tolnay, drums.

Temple Avenue got its start seven years ago when some teenage Lancaster musicians connected with some like-minded students at Temple University. The jazz group they formed has performed throughout Lancaster County and beyond, entertaining audiences at festivals, night clubs, churches and weddings.

At the April 7 event, refreshments will be provided. Donations to the non-profit Eicher Arts Center will be accepted.

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