Sweet Sheiks

Sweet Sheiks

RACINE — Limited tickets remain for the second Jean’s Jazz Series concert of the season at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Ave. Sweet Sheiks and BakerzMillion will perform.

Bringing a little bit of the Big Easy to Brew City, Sweet Sheiks is a toe-tapping group inspired by the popular music of the teens, twenties and thirties. Led by the vintage vocals of Jen Müttin-Schrank (guitar/saw/washboard), this violin (Ousia Lydian), banjo (Garrett Burton), clarinet (Andrew Spadafora) and tuba (Aaron Johnson) lineup brings a modern flair to early jazz, blues and Americana classics.

Combining original jazz music with Chicago swagger, BakerzMillion is an all-star jazz sextet in the tradition of the classic Blue Note groups of the 1960s. Featuring Victor Garcia (trumpet), Jim Gailloreto (saxophone), Tim Davis (drums) and Matt Ferguson (bass), the band was formed in 2005 to perform original compositions by co-leaders Andy Baker (trombone) and Steve Million (piano). Their music channels the message of jazz past and present.

Created in 2001 by Joe Mooney, Jean’s Jazz is an annual fundraiser for the Racine Theatre Guild in memory of Joe’s wife, Jean. Jean was a jazz devotee and dedicated volunteer at the Guild and Joe continues to grow the series year after year.

Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors 62 and older and $5 for students 21 and younger. Call 262-633-4218 or go to www.racinetheatre.org.

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Community Coordinator

Loreen Mohr is the community coordinator for The Journal Times.

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