Carroll County Arts Council in Westminster: A Night of Jazz & Blues with ‘The Rodney Kelley Experience’ Friday, September 29, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Scheduled: Friday, September 29, 2017 7:30 pm
Cost: $20 advance / $25 day of the show
Location: The Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, Westminster, MD, 21157
The excitement of hot jazz and blues comes to the Carroll Arts Center with The Rodney Kelley Experience. One of the hardest working bands in the Baltimore metro area, The Rodney Kelley Experience appears regularly with high energy performances at area nightclubs, festivals, and corporate events; this will be the first visit by the quintet to the Westminster area.
Playing and performing on the guitar for over 35 years, Rodney Kelley has been committed to straight ahead jazz, his mainstay, but he has been known to not only dabble in contemporary jazz, some blues but also a bit of rock (Jimi Hendrix style). Easily switching from electric to acoustic guitar, and adding vocals on occasion, multi-talented Kelley is a fan of legendary jazz artist Wes Montgomery and excitedly admits the influence of the late master guitarist on his own performances. A phenomenal performer, Kelley frequently discusses the benefits of great live performance to build and continuing to grow the audience for jazz.
In the Baltimore area, The Rodney Kelley Experience has appeared at Artscape, Gordon Center for the Performing Arts, The National Aquarium, The Heritage Art Festivals, Harborplace, The Tremont Plaza Hotel, Clyburn Arboretum, WBFF TV, The Walters Art Gallery, School 33, Club 347, and for a number of corporations such as Baltimore Gas & Electric, The FOXO Corporation, and many others.
A Night of Jazz & Blues is the third presentation by WEAA FM’s Your Girl Cheryl & YGC Productions this year at the Carroll Arts Center that also brought the annual MOTOWN & MORE: The Legacy Lives production in April and saxophonist Art Sherrod, Jr in August. The final presentation, MOTOWN & MORE: A Holiday Celebration is scheduled for early December at the Carroll Arts Center.
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