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Student musicians and professional jazz performers will once again come together in Beavercreek at the annual Weekend of Jazz, celebrating its seventeenth year.    The Beavercreek High School Jazz One Ensemble visited the WYSO studios for a live preview set on Excursions, and members talked with WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota about their love for the genre.

The Beavercreek Weekend of Jazz is March 1 -3 featuring headliners The Victor Wooten Band and The Dave Liebman Big Band. More information at http://www.weekendofjazz.org/

Performing under the name Levee, Bernardo Lopez and Joe Atkinson visited the WYSO studio for a live acoustic set on Kaleidoscope.  They talked to host Juliet Fromholt about forming the band, finding their sound and upcoming shows and recordings.  

Levee will perform at the Listing Loon in Cincinnati on Thursday, February 22. They'll also perform at a house show in Cincinnati on March 2. More details at: https://www.facebook.com/Levee513/

Moonbeau
Jeff Lyon

Claire Muenchen and Christian Gough combine indie pop and 80s synth performing as Moonbeau.  The duo visited the WYSO studios to share their latest singles on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about writing, recording, upcoming gigs and more.

Moonbeau will perform at the Woodward Theater in Cincinnati on February 17 and in Columbus at Rumba Cafe on February 23.

Touring Dayton's New Funk Museum With SUN's Ernie Knisley

Feb 14, 2018
Ernie Knisley toured all over the world during the ‘70’s and early ‘80’s, as a member of the band SUN
Renee Wilde / WYSO

Dayton, Ohio – the birthplace of Funk Music will celebrate the opening of the Funk Center and Museum on Friday. Funk music started flowing out of Dayton in the 70s – and scores of hit records became part if the American soundtrack.  Groups like The Ohio Players, Heatwave and Parliament became household names.

Today on Culture Couch, Community Voices Producer Renee Wilde gets a private tour of the center with a local musician whose band, called SUN, was part of Dayton’s funky scene back in the day.

Team Void joined WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota live in the studio on Excursions ahead of their appearance at the 2018 Voodoo Carnival Masquerade.  The band performed songs from their upcoming EP, Cursed to Rock the Living and talked with Dakota about their luncha-rock roots.

Team Void will perform at the 2018 2018 Voodoo Carnival Masquerade at the Southgate House Revival in Newport, KY.  More details at: https://www.facebook.com/events/124156044796102/

Scott Nelson (Upright Bass/Vocals), Kris Potts (Mandolin/Vocals), and Johnny Plott (Banjo/Vocals) have been performing as Flatland Harmony Experiment since 2011.  The Indiana-based trio visited the WYSO studios for a live performance on Kaleidoscope and talked with host Juliet Fromholt about upcoming shows, their latest recordings and more.  They were joined by Charles Hartman who talked about the upcoming Rainy Day Ramble at the Yellow Cab.

Comprised of members of Buffalo Killers, Side Sleeper, Heavy Mole and Deerhead, Road Eyes pays tribute to the music of Neil Young and Crazyhorse.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a preview of their debut show live on Kaleidoscope.  

Road Eyes will perform at the Yellow Cab Tavern on Saturday, February 10. More information at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1226796810755144/

Brooks Daugherty joined WYSO music director Niki Dakota in the studio for an acoustic preview of his new album live on Excursions.  

Brooks Daugherty will celebrate the release of his new CD on March 9 at Hannah's in downtown Dayton. 

On Wednesday, February 7, the Bach Society of Dayton will host Sing:Dayton.  It’s a community choral event at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton that focuses on singing one song - together - in harmony.  This time around the song is Leonard Cohen’s "Hallelujah."  Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt spoke with representatives of the Bach Society Laurana Wong, Lew Hann and Steve Makovec.

The Blue Leafs made their WYSO debut with a live set on Kaleidoscope.  The band also talked with host Juliet Fromholt about its formation, influences and more.

The Blue Leafs' latest album, Shades of the Blue Leafs, is available now.  More information at: http://www.blueleafsband.com/

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