Sunday, October 8, 2023 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) and the Wadsworth Public Library continue their Sunday Live at the Library concerts with Blue Soul on Sunday, October 8, 2023, at 2 pm at the Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth, Ohio 44281. The ensemble will feature a program of straight-ahead jazz, a genre that eschews the rock music influences that began to appear in jazz during the late 1960s.
The program is free, but reservations are recommended by registering online or calling 419-853-6016.
About the Musicians
Originally from the New York Metro area, Don Goodman (Guitar/Vocal) has been playing and teaching for over 40 years. He was an Adjunct Professor and Jazz Ensemble Director for Castleton and Green Mountain Colleges in Vermont, and has performed with The Spinners, The Crystals, The Shirelles and Branford Marsalis. He moved to Ohio 12 years ago and has been actively performing with three different groups regularly in a variety of venues. Influenced by Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell and others, Don’s style draws from a melodic blues style, as the quartet’s sound is reminiscent of the original Jimmy Smith organ trio, while also adding some contemporary flair.
A native Ohioan, Scott Turner (Organ) has been a much-in-demand keyboardist with multiple groups in a variety of genres throughout Northeast Ohio for over 20 years and lays down a strong harmonic and rhythmic foundation. His main influences include Jimmy Smith, Tony Monaco and Keith Emerson, and he has worked with numerous notable acts on small and large stages. Scott studied music at Cleveland State University majoring in organ performance. He has recorded and performed in groups such as Afterglow, the Cleveland-based Genesis tribute band. Throughout the years he has contributed keyboards to six recording sessions by Mike Onesko’s Blindside Blues Band and has participated in recordings featuring Jimmy Clark (Metallica’s drum tech).
Edgar Cora (Percussion) is a Jazz, Blues, Rock and Latin drummer who’s been actively playing with multiple high-profile bands in Northeast Ohio for over 20 years. With rhythmic roots from his home island of Puerto Rico, Edgar brings unique creativity and tasty grooves to every show!