Bobby Streng Saxemble in Ann Arbor Jan. 11
Surso Limelight presents the funk-jazz fusion octet, Bobby Streng Saxemble, sponsored by Main Street Cafe. On Thursday, January 11, the Saxemble will travel from Ann Arbor, Michigan to perform at the 1,200 seat Medina Performing Arts Center, 777 East Union St., at 7:30 p.m.
Enter the Performing Arts Center at the stoplight on Weymouth Rd. / Rt. 3. Tickets are $10 at the presale price or $12 at the door and are available through the Medina Performing Arts Center Box Office at (330) 636-3400. Please visit the MPAC web site at www.mcsoh.org/pac for more Box Office information and driving directions.
Bobby Streng is an active saxophonist, composer, and arranger of all genres of music. With his new group, the Saxemble, Bobby fuses his backgrounds in classical, funk, jazz and rock into an exciting live experience fueled by the sound and improvisation of a powerful five man saxophone front. While the ensemble that he has constructed is tight and well rehearsed, it is the uniqueness of each player's voice that will impress audiences most. The Saxemble boasts eight talented and experienced members: Bobby Streng, Pat Seymour, Mark Keim, Mike Hiemstra, Dan Puccio on saxophones, Jonathan Ovalle on keyboards, Matt Henninger on bass and Nick Adams on drums. With their unique sound, scores of original music, and an ultra-high energy live show, the Bobby Streng Saxemble breathes a new life into the world of instrumental music.
Bobby performed under Maestro Leonard Slatkin for the 2006 Grammy Award winning Noxos Records release of William Bolcom's epic Songs of Innocence and Experience. As a member of the Larry Teal Saxophone Quartet, he recorded a live version of Michael Colgrass' Urban Requiem." released in 2004 on Equilibrium Records. As a jazz and pop artist, Bobby has collaborated and performed with artists such as Hank Jones, Chris Potter, Sunny Wilkinson, Terrel Stafford, and the Ojay's. His Big Band compositional collaboration with jazz piano legend Hank Jones for the 2004 University of Michigan Jazz festival was released in 2005 on University Records.