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Rootabaga Jazz Festival: Victor Garcia Quintet with the Knox Jazz Ensemble and High School Honor Band The Rootabaga Jazz All-Stars

May 18 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Orpheum Theatre

Pay what you can!

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May 18, 2024
The Victor Garcia Quintet ft. vocalist Jill Katona
also the Knox Jazz Ensemble and the High School Honor Jazz Ensemble The Rootabaga Jazz All-Stars
Orpheum Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg St., Galesburg
6:30 p.m.
Pay what you can!  
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GRAMMY-NOMINATED VICTOR GARCIA IS A MUSICAL FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH…’s Neil Tesser calls him “one of the most exciting young musicians.” Chicago Tribune’s Howard Reich says that he “stands out as an ebullient soloist offering a formidable technique and a radiantly polished tone.”’s Brad Walseth regards him as a “young lion trumpeter.”

He’s as versatile as he is creative. His trumpet talent heralds his international acclaim. He sings, plays percussion, and his songwriting, arrangements and charts have led him to professorial positions at Roosevelt University, Loyola University and the University of Illinois in Chicago.

The lineup of greats he’s performed with speaks for itself: Aretha Franklin, Arturo Sandoval, Spoon, Monty Alexander, Wynton Marsalis, Victor Manuelle, Nicholas Payton, La India, the Temptations, Steve Turre, BeBe Winans, Tito Puente, Jr., Paquito d’Rivera, Randy Brecker, Branford Marsalis, The Isley Brothers, and Dr. John. He released his debut album, The Grind/The Groove, in 2018 and he’s recorded on dozens of other albums, three of them Grammy-nominated. 


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