Join PPCT on the backpatio the last Friday of the month May - August for Backstage Jazz, a summer concert series. There will be plenty of food, fun and music. All you need to bring is a lawn chair. There is a $5 cover charge. We will have food and drink on hand too to make your evening complete. The series is sponsored by First Midwest Bank.
Our third concert will feature Todd Kelly Quintet and food by Cornucopia.
THE TODD KELLY QUINTET, comprised of some of the finest jazz musicians in the region. Dr. Todd Kelly is Professor of Trumpet and Director of Jazz Ensembles at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. Dr. Kelly teaches trumpet, directs the Bradley Jazz Ensembles and Jazz Combos, teaches Jazz Improvisation, and serves as an advisor for the Music Business program. Dr. Kelly maintains a busy performing schedule in the Central Illinois area with the BraziLionaires, the Todd Kelly Jazz Quintet, the Central Illinois Jazz Orchestra, Four Other Brothers, JC and the Redemption, Inner Light, and as a freelance jazz and classical musician. He has also performed with Wayne Newton, Jerry Lewis, Charo, the Fifth Dimension, Lesley Gore, Steve Lippia, Mannheim Steamroller, and the national touring companies of Hairspray, Wicked, Mary Poppins, The Rat Pack is Back, Billy Elliot, Chicago, White Christmas, Kinky Boots, and The Book of Mormon. THE TODD KELLY QUINTET is dedicated to performing contemporary jazz standards and original music written by members of the group.