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Jeff Carter Quintet to perform at OUS

Feb. 14, 2013 @ 12:37 AM

IRONTON -- Treat your Valentine to a wedding-worthy concert this weekend when saxophonist Jeff Carter, who runs a variety of wedding bands, brings his Jeff Carter Quintet to the Ohio University Southern Riffe Center Mains Rotunda at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16.

The quintet, along with a guest vocalist from Ashland, will bring its unique blend of big band swing, smooth jazz, and instrumental pop musical styles to the Ironton Council for the Arts Lawrence County Concert Series. Admission is $10 and tickets may be purchased at the door or by visiting the arts council web site at www.southern.ohiou.edu/irontonarts/. Ohio University students will be admitted free with student ID.

The quintet consists of Carter on tenor saxophone; Spencer Bolt, piano; Michael Moore, guitar; Chris Justice, bass; Dave Knipp, drums; Anne Stephens, guest vocalist.

Carter runs a variety of wedding bands -- from solo sax to 17-piece big band -- based in the Tri-State area Ironton, Ashland and Huntington. He also be found working with the Lexington-based party band, PLATINUM.

"Jeff has been entertaining audiences since 1987," according to a news release from OUS. "A graduate of Morehead State University, he has performed 'One-Night Stands' with such nationally renowned acts as: The Temptations, Wayne Newton, The Drifters, Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, Percy Sledge, The Coasters, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, The Boxtops, The Cab Calloway Orchestra, and has worked as music director for Bob Newhart. He has also opened shows for Chubby Checker, The Kingsmen, Sha-Na-Na, Felix Cavaliere and the Young Rascals, Mitch Rider and the Detroit Wheels, Highway 101, The Vogues, The Commodores, Steppenwolf, The Little River Band, and Comedian-Carl Hurley."

For additional information, visit Jeff Carter's web site at www.saxophonistjeffcarter.com.

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