“From Bourbon Street to Broadway” will present jazz, pop, show tunes and contemporary music at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Waupaca Middle School auditorium.
The line up of performers will include the Baba Ghanooj Band, vocalist Amy Kurylo, Holly Saunders on piano and vocals, the Waupaca Middle and High School Hand Drum Ensemble, One Achord Vocal Quartet, Dixieland Combo and Bourbon Street Band.
Kurylo performs an eclectic mix of adult contemporary songs, as well as main stream music. he has been inspired by the works of Harry Connick Jr., Mary Chapin Carpenter, Queen, Heart, Sara Groves, DC Talk and other independent artists. She is also the worship director at Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church and performs with the River Cities Jazz Band.
Saunders is a pianist and vocalist who started performing at the age of 14 and grew to star in the Waupaca Fine Arts Festival and Waupaca Community Theatre shows. She currently teaches musical theater and voice at Viterbo University in LaCrosse and conducts large scale musicals.
The Waupaca Middle School and Waupaca High School percussionists will combine for a taste of African drumming as they perform a “Rhythm Chant”.
Also performing is the One Achord Vocal Quartet, featuring Laurel Leder, Pamela Lysne, Bonnie Pagel and Lori Blanke. They were runners up in 2003 at the DaySpring Christian Music Competition in Chicago. Over the past few years they have turned to performing more acapella pieces, as well as jazz.
Teh popular local band Baba Ghanooj blends elements of independent rock, folk and jazz to make a unique sound. Members include Rod Reynolds, Ric Reynolds, Marci Reynolds, Fran Rademacher, John Baldus and Jeff Romenesko.
Other professional artists performing throughout the evening are Waupaca’s Greg Biba, Shana Rogney and Paul Christensen, also Justin Zopel, Kyle Dewitt, Dave Davies and Brian Oberstadt.
Saunders will perform before the show and during the intermission.
The program is free and open to the public with free will donations accepted at the door to help support the Waupaca International Cultural Exchange Committee and the Waupaca Middle School music program.