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PBJ & Jazz with the Vernon Hairston Trio

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by Mark Subel on November 9, 2011

Pianist Vernon Hairston brings his trio to the Lincoln Theatre this Saturday November 12th, for another addition of PBJ & Jazz. PBJ & Jazz concerts are 1-hour long interactive concerts designed to introduce jazz and American music to young children and their families. Featuring some of Columbus’ finest musicians and ensembles, PBJ & Jazz concerts are hosted by former Columbus Music Hall owner and retired music educator Rebecca Ogden – and are a great introduction to live music for the youngest audience member.

The Vernon Hairston Trio regularly consists of Reggie Jackson on drums, Dwight Bailey on bass, and Vernon Hairston on piano and vocals. Vernon Hairston has a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Composition from the Ohio State University where he studied with the late great Hank Marr. He also holds a Bachelor of Music Education in Vocal Pedagogy from OSU.

Vernon has served as musical director for the stage play “This Man Jesus” featuring Jennifer Holliday, and musical director for “If Loving You is Wrong, I Don’t Want to Be Right”, featuring Anthony Watson of the Chi-Lites. He has also served as music director for various churches locally and nationally. Vernon has performed with international jazz recording artist Kevin Mahogany. Vernon has produced recording projects and recorded and toured with such artists as Grammy Award Winner The New King James Version, Keith Dobbins and Resurrection, Chris Byrd, The Golden Gospel Singers, a European based gospel group, Keith Harrison of The Time, and Dove Award nominee Kevin Turner.

Vernon currently heads his own band, the Vernon Hairston Trio and continues to work with a variety of musicians on a local and national level. Read more about Vernon on his WEBSITE

PBJ & Jazz with the Vernon Hairston Trio
Saturday, November 12th
10am and 11:30am
Lincoln Theatre, Columbus
$5 per person at the door with a family maximum of $20. Children receive a peanut butter & jelly sandwich, juice and a cookie (provided by Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland).
Call 614-294-5200 x 107 for more information.

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