Cedar City Music Arts Brings Piano Jazz To Heritage Theater on Wednesday
Our good friend Marty Warburton wandered into the studio this morning to bring us news on the latest offering from the Cedar City Music Arts group. Before telling us about the concert coming up this Wednesday, Marty wanted to let the community know that we have an abundance of events in town, many of which are geared to the community and not to our tourists.
"The Heritage Center Theater (was) booked up January. We couldn't get a date. So let me get on my little soapbox here. OK. I grew up in Las Vegas and 99% of the activities, things to do in Vegas were geared toward tourism. They wanted to get tourists there, spend their money and go home, right? Here in Cedar City, there's always stuff going on for kids, for adults, for families. Man, the theatrical groups, the dance groups. They (Las Vegas) got the Johnson Center. We got all the Children's Theater, Children's ballet.In connection with the colleges, there's always something going on for, yeah, some for tourists, but mostly for families,” Warburton said.
Then Mr. Warburton told us about the event happening this Wednesday in the Heritage Theater. “This is Cedar City Music Arts, which (is) in our 95th year now. It's good stuff. And for locals, for people with families that want to get out. So, we're going to have piano jazz Wednesday night,” Warburton explained.
And what is piano jazz?
“So Yuko Mabuchi is from Tokyo and speaks enough English to get from the LA airport to, you know, to here. And it's a trio - bass, piano and drums, and she covers everything from Mozart to Stevie Wonder. So it's her interpretation, that’s what jazz is,” Warburton told us.
He went on to tell us, “There'll be no sheet music, no music stands on stage. It's all eye contact and you take it. I'll take it. We'll take it and it's fun. It's. It's good stuff. So we're happy to have them. I know we have the Jazz society here in town. They do what they do, but this is high level, a list jazz, and we're jazzed about it,” Warburton exclaimed.
If you are interested in going to the show, tickets are available now with Warburton telling us, “you can get them at the box office at the you can go online (CedarCityMusicArts.org) and get them. You can call Dallen at the box office (435-865-2882) and have them reserved. Of course, our season ticket holders are already set up, but we do sell individual tickets, so (it’s) going to be a good time. Wednesday night, 7:30 at the Heritage Center.”
This is the fifth concert for the season for the Cedar City Music Arts organization, so there’s only two more concerts for the year after the Wednesday performance.
You can hear our entire segment with Marty Warburton below and make plans to hear some great piano jazz this Wednesday night.
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