The Hamilton College Performing Arts Series presents The Jazz Urbane on Friday, Feb. 17, at 8 p.m., in Wellin Hall. For this event, the audience will be seated on stage for a jazz club-like setting.
Led by Bill Banfield, guitar, and comprised of some of the brightest talent at Boston’s Berklee College, Jazz Urbane is a contemporary music movement which embraces and infuses jazz with great R&B song writing, melodies, grooves and style.
In addition to Banfield, The Jazz Urbane is Jesee Taitt, piano; Adriel Ferguson, drums; Kyle Miles, bass; and Jaime Woods, vocals.
In addition to the Friday evening concert, Banfield will give a free lecture titled “The State of Black American Music” at 2 p.m. in the Days-Massolo Center on campus.
The concert is free and open to the public. No tickets are needed and reservations are not necessary, but seating is limited to chairs on stage. For more information call the box office at 859-4331 or visit www.hamiltonpa.org.