Sat Nov 29 @ 8pm
Eric Zadan, James Smith, Vinnie Marshall & Jim Rupp with Andy Rush
Sat Dec 6th 9pm
Admission is $8.
9 pm Sat Dec 6th 2014
A perennial performer at Gilly’s, Eric Zadan has been mentoring jazz students for years at Dayton’s Jazz Arts Studio. Zadan has lead bands, toured with top jazz artists, and once operated the Oregon Districts nightclub 5th Avenue.
James Smith is the adjunct asst. professor of jazz guitar at Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) and the chairman of fine & performing arts at Central State University. He has performed with Joe Henderson, Woody Shaw, Joshua Redman, Terrell Stafford, Steve Wilson, Wynton Marsalis, Dave Liebman, Lynn Seaton, John Riley, John Von Ohlen, and many others.
Jim Rupp has toured extensively with the big bands of Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson, and Glenn Miller. He is the drummer on three Woody Herman CDs – The Fiftieth Anniversary Tour which was nominated for a Grammy Award, Legacy, and Live In London. Rupp spent eight years with Grammy Award-winning jazz singer Diane Schuur, and has also performed and toured with artists such as Ray Charles, Tony Bennett, Joe Lovano, Hank Marr, Buddy DeFranco, Maria Schneider, Clark Terry, Joe Williams, Rosemary Clooney, John Fedchock, Natalie Cole, the Cleveland and Columbus Jazz Orchestras, and the Smithsonian Masterworks Jazz Orchestra. He is currently the jazz drumming instructor at Ohio State University.