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September 21, 2019
7:00 PM
Normal Theater
209 W North St

Normal, IL 61761
Free to Attend
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Chip Stephens & Glenn Wilson in Concert

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Join us for this live concert celebrating the release of "Sadness & Soul," the new album from Chip Stephens & Glenn Wilson. The album doesn't come out until October 18th, but you'll be able to pick up a copy at the theater the night of the show! The concert is free to attend, and will also offer a preview of the upcoming events in our Jazz / On Screen series. Baritone saxophone and piano duets are rare in jazz, but bari saxist Glenn Wilson and pianist Chip Stephens prove throughout Sadness and Soul that these instruments belong together. The low horn's unexpectedly broad range and rich timbres, turned to song by a lyrical yet tough melody-maker, and the piano's grand as well as close-up possibilities, brought to life by an inventive improviser with a deft touch, here result in warm, balanced, fluid music made from smartly chosen jazz standards and two originals played with feeling -- for expressivity, yes, and for fun.