2001 E. Grand River Avenue
Lansing, MI 48912-3286
DATE/TIME: Sunday, July 28, 2013, 7:00 PM
CONTACT: Joan Chandler, Secretary
J & J Sounds is a fast paced show band which features the exciting brass sounds of the “Heart Attack Horns”. Their show is action packed from beginning to end and is sure to bring the audience to their feet early on in the show. They are on a mission to move your souls with Blues Brothers music, Chicago tunes, Motown sounds, Big Band arrangements and pop classics from the fifties to today. The group has an extensive repertoire and many of the members have been playing together since college days.
The group was formed in 1992 by John Dale Smith and Jerry Krause and proceeded to take off with a unique blend of horn driven rock and roll and easy listening favorites designed to appeal to all age groups and musical tastes. A performance can be designed to include a mix of popular music including big band, patriotic, polkas, and dinner music.
Featured in the group, on vocals and bass, Jerry Krause. John Dale Smith, Director of Music for Plymouth Congregational Church, plays keyboards. Doug Gluckin, plays flute, alto, and tenor sax. Richard Cote, the drummer, is former band director at Beagle Middle School in Grand Ledge, and an employee of Marshall Music. Roger Weyersberg, former director of the Ovid-Elsie High band, plays trombone, Tim Parry plays trumpet and guitarist and vocalist is Don Sovey, former Associate Superintendent for Business at Charlotte Public Schools and a Certified Public Accountant. Percussionist for this concert will be Jonathan Smith, recent grad of Julliard School of Music and currently a DMA candidate at University of Michigan.
Many of these musicians have performed in pit orchestra for area theatre; hear them do NON show tunes on Sunday. There are rumors of a local favorite actress/singer perhaps adding a few solos... ;-}
(Note that John Dale and many of these musicians are scheduled to do a show-tune cabaret at Riverwalk Theatre, September 28 at Riverwalk's black box.)