Thursday, April 19, 2018
Music News, Concert Reviews

At the Firehouse: jazz and comedy

Rick Gee's Jazz Jamm Concert Series — 2014 presents the Ken Loomer Jazz Quartet at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Ruskin Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 First Ave. NE.

Loomer, a drummer with more than 40 years of experience, leads a group that features vocalist and keyboardist Tony Castellano, bassist Bruce Wallace and Frank Marino on the tenor saxophone. Tickets are $14 for members and $18 for nonmembers in advance, $16 for members and $20 for nonmembers day of the show.

On Saturday, the entertainment continues at the Firehouse with Clean Comedy, a show that promises to be funny without cursing or overly suggestive material. Nicole Lauren, 8, will open for Vic Clevenger and Rahn Hortman.

Clevenger will offer a Southern comedic approach based on his Kentucky roots, while Hortman will showcase an approach that helped him produce impressive performances in local and national shows. Tickets are $10 in advance for members and $12 for non-members. On the day of the show, it's $12 for members and $15 for nonmembers.

For more information on both shows, call (813) 645-7651.

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