Jose Gobbo Trio to perform in Fine Arts Series at Illinois College


Illinois College will host Jose Gobbo Trio at Rammelkamp Chapel on Sunday, April 7, 2024 at 3 p.m.

The Illinois College Fine Arts Series will conclude its 44th season with an exciting new group of friends, the Jose Gobbo Trio. The Jose Gobbo Trio is an equilateral triangle featuring Gobbo on guitar, Max Beckman on bass, and Jay Ferguson on drums. Individually, the musicians have performed around the world, including Brazil, Japan, and the prestigious Carnegie Hall. Praised for their “adventurous solos grounded in the jazz traditions” and “in-the pocket drumming” by Jazz Today, Gobbo and Ferguson are featured on Chip Stephen’s Organ Trio album “Transgressions”. Complemented by Beckman’s versatile and dynamic bass, this trio will have you grooving, body and soul, in this final concert of the season.

Individual tickets for the Illinois College Fine Arts Series are $20 each. As always, students of all ages and children are admitted free of charge to all concerts.Tickets are available for purchase in advance by phone at 217.245.3192 or at the door on event day.
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About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Illinois. With an enrollment of more than 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs. In 1932, the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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