Infusion – July 26th, 2017
The concert venue opens at 5:30 p.m., show starts at 6:30 p.m.
In the late 60s, jazz began to feel the full impact of the rock revolution as jazz record sales plummeted and rock sales soared. New hybrids of rock and jazz developed as a result and when trumpeter Miles Davis crossed over to a new rock-inflected form with his influential Bitches Brew album in 1970, the new subgenre of jazz-rock fusion, blending jazz with rock, funk, and other styles, gained jazz legitimacy. Fusion was innovative in its time, melding electronics and a strong backbeat into the jazz landscape. INFUSION is a quartet of Kenosha based musicians, Tim Ipsen, (Bass) Paul Griffin, (Drums) Dave Sturino, (Keyboards) and Steve Jacob, (Saxes) maintaining this tradition with the music of Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, and others, at the same time infusing current jazz sounds of artists like Donny McCaslin and Snarky Puppy in original compositions by the band and contributing composers from around the country.
People are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or a blanket. Parking is allowed on the North side of Martin Luther King Drive.
Lincoln Park Live! Music Series is a Mahone Fund Production.