LPAC jazzing up for Lincoln commuters

The Lincoln Performing Arts Center (LPAC) will kick off on Friday a series of free jazz concerts, targeted at people working in the surrounding areas of the city.

To be held in the Theatre Cafe inside the LPAC, The Commuter Jazz Season will feature some of the region’s most respected and exciting jazz musicians,

Starting January 21, the live music event will take place from 5 to 7pm on every Friday afternoon.

Organiser Graham McClusky said: “Each Friday will have something different and exciting to listen to. The season will take us through until June 2011 and beyond.”

Lined up to entertain commuters this Friday is Me and Mr Jones.

The band (pictured) is made of Rachel Foster (vocals) and Paul Deats (piano), accompanied by Martin Bentley (double bass) and Steve Smith (drums).

Rachel Foster, jazz and pop chanteuse, once likened to Tracy Thorn and Sade, has toured the USA with Weekend Players earning Billboard chart success at no.3 and reaching no.1 in the dance chart.

Paul Deats aka Paulus has toured Europe and the UK extensively. He is a constantly inventive arranger and composer making him a much sought after player, performer and collaborator.

Me and Mr Jones will also be serving up music from the Great American Song Book as well as expertly crafted original material.

Source: University of Lincoln, LPAC