Saturday, November 23, 2019

The Wanda Houston Band to Perform at Library

The Wanda Houston Band will perform at Roeliff Jansen Community Library on Saturday, November 23, at 5 pm, as part of the library’s Adventures in Music series.

The Band is led by Wanda Houston, a professional singer, actress, and song stylist whose world-wide travels have inspired her musical interests in theater, jazz, gospel, R&B, blues, folk, and rock. On piano is Robert Kelly, a lifelong student of jazz, ragtime, and classical music, who studied at Berklee College of Music, and has been a pianist with the United States Coast Guard Band.

Drummer Jay Bradley has been performing R&B, jazz, and musical theater throughout Berkshire, Litchfield, and Dutchess Counties for over twenty years; and specializes in Premier and Modern Drums, as well as Istanbul Cymbals. Rounding out the group is Jeff Stevens, a graduate of the Hartt School of Music and California State University. A brass teacher for over thirty years, Stevens is now the Director of Music for the Berkshire Hills Regional School District and has played with over a dozen other accomplished bands and musicians.

This program is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts – with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature – and administered by the Greene County Council on the Arts, and also with funds from the Rheinstrom Hill Community Foundation.