Red Lehr’s Powerhouse Five to perform Sunday

After a successful season with eight events so far this year, the Ozark Jazz Society continues its 2012 concert season with an exciting return performance Sunday, Oct. 28.

Red Lehr’s Powerhouse Five will perform Oct. 28 at Osage National Golf Resort in Lake Ozark. According to a poll conducted by The American Rag, which is a jazz publication with subscribers throughout the U.S. and abroad, Red Lehr was voted No. 1, the best bass horn player. Red Lehr brings the sousaphone out of the rhythm section into the frontline by doing the solo work normally performed by trumpet, trombone or reeds, according to information provided by the Ozark Jazz Society. The Society’s press release also state, “This is one powerful band with each of the musicians noted as a top performer on their instrument. At major Dixieland festivals featuring many bands, the Powerhouse Five is always of the most popular.”

This event will start with dinner buffet service from 5-6:30 p.m. The menu includes tossed salad with dressing, Chicken Cordon Bleu, shrimp with roasted peppers, rice pilaf, chefs veggies and chefs dessert, along coffee, tea and water. Reservations required for this buffet service with an optional $12 per person fee, which includes tax and gratuity. Reservations can be made by call 573-365-1950, ext. 21 by Thursday, Oct. 25.

A cash bar will be available from 4:30-9:30 p.m.

General admission for the concert is $12.50 per person, and $10 per person for Ozark Jazz Society members.

The final concert to close out the 2012 Ozark Jazz Society performance season is the Bram Wijnands Swingtet direct from Kansas City on Nov. 11, also at Osage National Golf Resort. There is no event held in December.

For more information about any of these events, prices or the organization itself, call the jazz hotline at 573-365-3411, email info@lakeozarkjazz.org or visit www.lakeozarkjazz.org.

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