January 28, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Pentastar Theatre
Organizer: UWindsor – SOCA
6:30 pm: Arrive early and learn about the School of Creative Arts new campus downtown. Architect, Dr. Veronika Mogyorody provides insights into these two buildings along with photos of the Armouries reconstruction progress. The move into the re-imagined armouries is scheduled for mid-July!
Tickets may also be purchased at the door, subject to availability.
BRIEF PERFORMER PROFILES
Serieux is a Detroit-based, traditional soul vocal group that was founded in 1998 by Larry Griffin, Valenica Taylor, Donovan Johnson (Musical Director) and Robert Grande (Road Manager) to recreate the style of classic soul groups like the Temptations, the Four Tops and the Manhattans.
Splitting their time principally between Detroit and Las Vegas, Serieux has opened for the likes of Earth, Wind and Fire, The Whispers and other major acts. They’ve also performed in a Motown Musical “Come and get these Memories” with Martha Reeves and played the Temptations in the play Marvin, My Brother – The Marvin Gaye Story.
Serieux issued their first disc, I Can Give You Love, in 2007, featuring former Spinners and Temptations lead singer GC Cameron. The group currently includes Eddie Watkins, Quinton Troutman, Leon Franklin, Dennis Ewell and Griffin.
Watch a video of Serieux in performance here:
Alexander Zonjic, flute
UWindsor Music alum, Alexander Zonjic is a professional flutist who performs both light jazz and classical compositions. Over the years Zonjic has been a sideman with many musicians and has several solo albums to date. He has shared stages with such musicians as Earl Klugh, Bob James, Harvey Mason, Kirk Whalum and Angela Bofill. Zonjic has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl and the Apollo Theater in New York and has also performed with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Windsor Symphony Orchestra.
A knowledgeable jazz musicologist, Zonjic has hosted radio shows on Smooth Jazz V98.7 in Detroit and has a syndicated radio show, “Alexander Zonjic From A to Z,” which airs on Hamilton’s 94.7 The Wave and on WDZH’s HD2 channel.
Sebstian Bachmeier, tenor saxophone (3rd year SoCA Music Student)
Bob Fazecash, trumpet (Director University Jazz Ensemble, Instructor, Jazz/Pop Brass; WSO trumpet)
Austin DiPietro, trumpet (3rd year Music Student)
John Rutherford, trombone (member Zonjic’s band and arranger)
Thank you to our Special Season Sponsor:
The University of Windsor Alumni Association