Dave Rogers Trio
Longtime AETN viewers might recognize Rogers from the 1970s series " Minor Key" with Art Porter Sr. The trio features bassist Joe Vick and guitarist Dan Sieckman. This Arkansas "musical fixture" has been featured at local music festivals and various venues for years. Their emphasis has always been the creation of spontaneous, improvisational, original music written by the group's members.Rogers is a board member of the Arkansas Jazz Heritage Foundation and leader of the house band at the Foundation's Monday Jazz Project at The Afterthought. Vick teaches string orchestra for Pulaski County Special School District, serves as a bass instructor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and is the house bassist for Monday Jazz Project. In addition to the Dave Rogers Trio, Sieckman is a member of The Real Thing Trio and the house band for Monday Jazz Project.Special guests for the evening will be Rodney Block on trumpet and saxophonists Brandon Dorris and Clayton Cooper.An Arkansas native, Block is a classically trained instrumentalist, bringing his unique brand of traditional jazz, gospel, hip-hop, Bebop, Funk and soul to Central Arkansas. Dorris is a 24-year-old jazz student at the University of Central Arkansas and a regular at Monday Jazz Project. Cooper is a 17-year-old Russellville High School student and has been featured at Monday Jazz Project, which is designed to discover and promote new talent.