Steve Creech Quintet

Location: R.A. Fountain

From our promo for this concert:

The Creech jazz show will feature Dee Braxton Pelligrino on violin and vocals, and Fremont’s Jimmy Aycock on keyboards. Keith Dobbins will play bass, and Gary Salt, drums.

Steve Creech is a Kenley native who grew up in Kinston, where he played in the local combo the Hi-Fi’s, performing 1950s hits and originals. Three of his compositions as a high schooler were recorded by late ’50s artists.

While a student at Wake Forest, 1957-61, he fronted Steve Creech and the Creatures, a popular party band, and throughout an extensive academic and professional career since, he has continued to mature as a musician and entertainer.

“Steve always has an excellent band with him,” Alex Albright, Fountain General Store proprietor said. “He works with most of the best jazz players in eastern North Carolina, and he’s been regularly bringing a lot of them here to play in the various incarnations of his quintets and sextets.”

Dee Braxton Pelligrino, this show’s featured soloist, is a violin virtuoso who also has composed a number of original tunes. She and her quartet of classical musicians perform at weddings throughout the region.

Creech promises an evening of jazz classics and pop and show standards, with a lot of musical improvisation. Showtime for this July 27 concert is 8 p.m.; general admission is $7.50.

Tags: Concert, fiddle, jazz, piano, popular, show tunes