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Accomplished musicians to join Salt City Big Band in concert

July 17, 2014

The Hutchinson News, Kan.

July 17--The Salt City Big Band will play the second of its three concerts at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Farmer's Market Pavilion at Second and Washington.

The free concerts, which are sponsored by the Hutchinson Municipal Band, are open to the public. The third concert will be July 29.

The Salt City Big Band is being organized by Daryl Batchelor and Nick Schroeder, with Bryce Luty directing. The concerts will feature many other musicians coming from cities in central and eastern Kansas.

Among the musicians to be featured Tuesday are:

--Vocalist Donna Tucker, a Kansas native who became involved in music from an early age and has toured extensively, even performing for royalty and diplomats during an extensive stint in Japan.

--Denny Brunk from McPherson, who will perform on the trombone and as a vocalist. Brunk has traveled to Los Angeles, where he was given a position on the Stan Kenton Orchestra. He stayed with the band for years and also played with the Buddy Rich Band for some time before he became a headliner on cruise ships from the West Coast.

--Crait Treinen, the director of jazz studies at Washburn University in Topeka, who'll play the saxophone. Treinen has collaborated on more than a dozen commercially released CDs and has collected an extensive number of performance awards and honors.


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