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Join the Matthews Opera House on January 14 for a special Jazz Series concert featuring South Dakota singer/songwriter Jami Lynn with jazz ensemble band JAS Quintet. Performance starts at 7:30 pm. Cabaret-style table seating and premier wines will be available for this performance. Tickets are $30 for table seating and $20 for balcony seats.
About Jami Lynn
Folk singer/songwriter Jami Lynn Olson first gained an appreciation for music on a small stage in Peever, SD. An avid performer of bluegrass, folk music, and jazz, Jami brings her exuberance and musical talent into classrooms, hospital systems, and youth centers. Her wide skill set and versatility as a musician allow her to accommodate participants or listeners in many different settings. Jami Lynn is a graduate of The University of South Dakota and has shared her talent and love of local folk history with audiences across the Midwest, Southeast, and Pacific Northwest. She has also released three full-length albums of folk songs and originals.
About JAS Quintet
JAS Quintet is one of South Dakota’s premier jazz ensembles. Formed in 2012 and based in Sioux Falls the ensemble continues to perform concert and festival dates throughout the region. JAS features the classic jazz quintet instrumentation of trumpet, saxophone, piano, bass and drums. Their repertoire is a diverse mix of old and new, featuring many original compositions and arrangements by members of the band.
Concerts include favorites from Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Clifford Brown, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, and contemporary artists. You are sure to hear many familiar tunes during a JAS concert along with a few new jazz classics. The members of the JAS Quintet are recognized as some of the finest jazz musicians and educators in the region. Touring extensively throughout South Dakota as a part of the South Dakota Arts Council’s Touring Artist program, the JAS Quintet has established a reputation as one of the top jazz ensembles in the region.
JAS Quintet Band Members
- Joel Shotwell – Saxophones
- Jim Speirs – Trumpet & Flugel Horn
- Jeffrey Paul – Piano
- Andrew Reinartz – Bass
- Daniel Heier – Drums