June 15, 2012
The Dan Cray Group featuring Noah Preminger, last year's guest artist for the Rootabaga Jazz Festival, along with a Knox faculty combo filled McGillacuddy's with music on Thursday night for four hours during the weekly jazz night event. Students, faculty and community members jammed the room to listen to the two groups. The Dan Cray Group is a New York-based group that is rising quickly in the jazz world. Jazz Night Photography by John Williams.
The Dan Cray Group included Dan Cray, piano; Noah Preminger, tenor saxophone; Clark Sommers, bass; Matt Carroll, drums. The faculty combo included David Hoffman, trumpet; Kevin Malley, saxophone; Daniel Leahy, piano; Hannah Malley, bass; Manuel Lopez III, drums; Nikki Malley, vibraphone.
Jazz night continues throughout the summer, each week from 8p.m. to midnight at McGillacuddy's on Cherry St. in Galesburg.