Created: Fri, 20 Sep 2013 04:07:00 EST
Updated: Fri, 20 Sep 2013 04:16:42 EST
The Douglass Jazz Society at the Historic Douglass Theatre announces the award-winning band Spyro Gyra will play an 8 p.m. concert on Friday, Oct. 4.
Primarily hailing from
The band creates a sound that combines jazz with elements of R&B, funk, pop, and Caribbean music. Jay Beckenstein, founding member of the band, is quoted on their Web site as saying that it was “…funny how people didn’t know what to make of it then [in the beginning], and now it’s so ubiquitous.”
Spyro Gyra was first known simply as “Tuesday Night Jazz Jams,” performing covers of R&B songs around
Since then, they have become world famous and released 30 albums (not counting “Best Of…” compilations). The award-winning band has received Grammy nominations for each of their last four albums.
“This concert marks the Douglass Theatre’s continuing commitment to bringing big name, quality acts to the citizens of
Admission is $37 in advance and $42 at the door. For more information about the concert, call 478-742-2000, or visit the Website at www.douglasstheatre.org to purchase tickets.