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Post Festival Performance: DeSoto Native Keith Javors at the Grotto! (Free)

  • The Grotto 201 E Main St Carbondale, IL 52901 United States (map)

Renowned Jazz Artist/Producer and De Soto Native  Keith Javors to Make Rare Hometown Appearance at the Grotto and Boys and Girls Club on Thursday,  June 25
* One of the Genre's Top Pianists and Teachers Returns Home to Perform, Inspire, and Create *

"Perhaps Javors' concern for the people he meets and his well-wishing for the world community at large characterizes his work.  His music has much to say, and the time spent in enjoying it is well worth the investment."    -Jazz Review

SIFEST is proud to announce that Dr. Keith Javors will return to the area briefly to teach and perform onJune 25th.  During the afternoon, he will give a pro-bono clinic and performance at the Boys and Girls Club of Carbondale, and from 7:30 until 10:30 pm he will perform with bassist Jim Wall and drummerWayne Goodwin at the Grotto, downstairs from the Newell House.  Javors says, "I hope to give back in a small way to where I was nurtured and supported in my love and study of music. 

The nighttime concert will be a "coming home" of sorts, featuring original compositions by the pianist as well as some popular and not-so-popular jazz standards.  It's a rare opportunity to experience Javors playing jazz live in concert on his home turf with an exciting band, where he's likely to find particular inspiration within the audience and experience.

Admission is Free!