Saturday, June 5, 2021 – 7:00 pm
Uptown Park, Medina, OH
Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) opens its 11th season of Jazz under the Stars with Oberlin-based musician Daniel Spearman and his band SoundEVR on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 7 pm in Medina’s Uptown Park. The ensemble will perform a mix of original compositions written by Daniel Spearman, along with songs from the American Songbook, arranged to fit the high energy style of the band. The band draws heavily from the Hard Bop style of Jazz from the 1960s, led by artists such as Art Blakey and Lee Morgan. SoundEVR will combine those sounds with dance music of the 1980s to create a sonic experience unique to this band.
Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and picnics to enjoy this free concert. In the event of rain, the concert will be held at The United Church of Christ, 217 East Liberty Street, Medina, OH 44256. For more information call 419-853-6016
About the Artist
Daniel Spearman is a Trumpeter, Pianist, Composer and educator from Camden, New Jersey. Beginning at the age of five Daniel was captivated by music, first playing the piano then picking up the trumpet in high school. After graduating with highest honors from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and studying under Sean Jones, Eddie Henderson, and Dan Wall, Daniel has worked with Robin Eubanks Big Band, Sam Blakeslee Large Ensemble, The Jazz Heritage Orchestra and Curtis Taylor. Currently he serves as Trumpeter and horn arranger for Funkyard X, and MD’ing and sings background vocals for the Kinsman Jazz Band.
Inspired greatly by the likes of Nicholas Payton, Roy Hargrove and Clifford Brown, Daniel will be bringing the sounds that he loves to the stage. You can expect to see all of those influences molded into a unique musical experience that’s one-part jazz, one-part funk and all parts feeling good.
In addition to performing, Daniel is a dedicated educator, founding the GEMS music program in Lorain Ohio, that provides free music lessons to local youth and is a part of the East Cleveland Community Arts and Mentorship Program that teaches music and provides mentorship for youth in East Cleveland.