With “Hats off to Boys and Girls Club” as its theme, gala organizers will feature The Deadbeats, a jazz band formed by the late Judge Carl Lewis 15 years ago.
“The band played five years ago for The Big Easy,” said Nan Linney, organizer. “We feel like people will enjoy having them back.”
Lewis instituted the band in 1995 for a fundraiser for local Women’s Shelter. The band gained popularity and requests for performances poured in.
The band began playing 20-25 times a year, mostly to non-profit groups and for other worthy causes.
In 2008, the band lost its “front-man” Judge Carl Lewis. However, band members decided that the judge would have wanted the band to continue.
Kristine Stevenson joined the band on vocals and The Deadbeats are back on stage doing what they do best: entertaining crowds with their unique style of music.
In addition to Stevenson, the band consists of David Bright and Tyner Little on guitar, Doug Adams on bass, Mike Ser on keyboards, Rey Martinez on sax and Mike Gilmore and David Marroquin on drums.
Tickets are available at Blue Sky or by contacting Nan Linney at 319-3966 or Phyllis Hayes at 526-4491.