Take a musical stroll down memory lane

Published 12:02am Sunday, April 7, 2013

Concordia Parish Library is bringing “Big Band Music” all the way from Savannah, Ga., with Jeremy Davis, Clay Johnson and the Equinox Quintet at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Concordia Bank in Vidalia.

Reared in the Louisiana Delta and now performing across the nation, Davis is proud to present his Fabulous Equinox Quintet.

When you arrive, expect a one-of-a kind, high-energy stage show featuring some of the best entertainers and musicians the industry has to offer. Their fresh approach to the Great-American Big-Band sounds has been revolutionary across the nation.

Their success has developed from several key elements. Davis is a business professional and phenomenal tenor sax player who surrounds himself with only the best and most professional musicians. His enthusiastic vision and determination has created a product that wows the young and old alike, meeting and surpassing all audience expectations. Johnson, reared in a family of Southern Gospel singers, was born to entertain. His lifelong friendship with Jeremy brings a magic to the stage that is born from hundreds of “on the road” shows for many years, where together they learned how to entertain and engage audiences.

Performing songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Andy Williams and Tony Bennett, they add a spicy dash of Louisiana soul and include songs such as Moon River, Luck Be a Lady, Come Fly with Me and One for My Baby. Their fiery rhythm section is the backbone of the group and will be featured throughout this leg of their tour.

This will be a musical stroll down memory lane that you will want to attend here in the Miss-Lou at the Vidalia Concordia Bank Lobby. Mark your calendars for 7 p.m. Thursday. The Concordia Parish Library Board and staff welcome you to this free performance.

This concert is co-sponsored by Concordia Bank, Riverfront Royale Salon & Med Spa, Comfort Suites Riverfront Vidalia, and is “supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture and Recreation and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by The Arts Council of Central Louisiana” and is funded by DAF-Decentralized Arts Fund of the State of Louisiana.

The Louisiana Division of the Arts is also providing funding for the performance to be hosted at the Concordia Parish School System in Monterey on Thursday afternoon for those students. This performance will be modified for young listeners for a music education opportunity.

Concordia Parish Library and the other sponsors will provide a wonderful evening free of charge to enjoy “Big Band Music” in their own community. At 7 p.m. on Thursday at Concordia Bank in Vidalia, come and listen to all those favorite tunes that everyone remembers.


Trippy Shields is a resident of Vidalia.