‘TenSoCo’ series begins in Sept.

R-H Staff

OXFORD – The Oxford Community Arts Center (OCAC) has announced a new concert series “TenSoCo” which will bring Oxford, and the surrounding area energetic and affordable concert experiences in a unique setting at the center’s historic building at 10 South College Avenue.

The 2016-2017 TenSoCo Concert Series include The Faux Frenchmen on Sept. 30, Ricky Nye Inc. on Oct 21, and Wild Carrot & Their Roots Band on May 26.

All concerts begin at 8 p.m. A cash bar will open one hour before each show. Tickets are $15, available online at 10soco.bpt.me or in person at the OCAC.

The Faux Frenchmen are acoustic guitarists Brian Lovely and George Cunningham, acoustic bassist Don Aren, and violinist Paul Patterson. They’ve played Hot Club-driven gypsy jazz in and around Cincinnati and the Eastern and Midwestern U.S. since 2002.

Guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli fronted the Quintette of the Hot Club of France in and around Paris from 1934 to 1939, and constituted the first generation of European jazz musicians. The Hot Club blended backgrounds in traditional gypsy and European popular and classical music with the then-new sounds of American jazz artists like Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong , Fats Waller, and Benny Goodman to create a new musical genre, now often called “gypsy jazz.”

Ricky Nye Inc. is Ricky Nye with Chris Douglas on upright bass, Paul Ellis on drums, and Brian “Boss” Hogg on tenor sax. Traditional blues, boogie woogie, and classic New Orleans jazz and R&B all come flying from the fingers of Cincinnati, OH pianist and vocalist Ricky Nye. The driving force behind the annual Blues and Boogie Piano Summit held in Greater Cincinnati since 1999, Nye has been inducted into the International Boogie Woogie Hall Of Fame, voted Blues Artist Of The Year 2013 & 2014 in Cincinnatis CEA Awards, and “Best Local Musician” by CityBeat Magazine’s “Best Of Cincinnati 2013 and 2014 reader’s poll.

Wild Carrot is Pam Temple and Spencer Funk They met through music, married and began performing full-time together in 2000. They were quickly voted Best Folk Act in Cincinnati and have since crisscrossed the country pleasing audiences with their eclectic mix of award-winning original songs, traditional tunes, swing, blues and more, being chosen twice as the only U.S. Folk Act to serve as Cultural Ambassador to Chile, South America with the U.S. State Department.

The Oxford Community Arts Center is located at 10 S. College Avenue, in Oxford, Ohio. For additional information contact the offices at 513-524-8506, email info@oxarts.org, or visit their website at www.oxarts.org. Office hours are Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

R-H Staff