Jazz performer Christopher Alan Graves to perform at Pomerene

| August 7, 2018

COSHOCTON – The Pomerene Center for the Arts is excited to announce Christopher Alan Graves and his three-piece band at the Pomerene Friday, Aug. 10th at 7:30 p.m. The performance will be the last Jazz on the Lawn of the season and is included as part of the Coshocton Arts Homecoming+.

After 30 years away entertaining on cruise ships, Chris Graves, as he was called back in the 80’s, has “come back to give back” to the community that has meant so much to him. Originally from Philadelphia, Graves came to Coshocton in 1981 to work a summer job at Echoing Hills, a job which turned into five years of service dedicated to those in need. While in Coshocton County, he became involved in the Triple Locks Theater and Coshocton Community Choir where he literally found his voice that led to his career as an entertainer. Graves continues to travel professionally; he is fresh off a performance Niagara Jazz Festival, while simultaneously making his mark on the Coshocton music scene.

Speaking of the Aug. 10 performance, Graves said, “Jazz is loose and free flowing. This will be an environment of being casual and enjoying comfort.”

In keeping with the spirit of Coshocton Arts Homecoming+, Graves will be joined by two out-of-town friends from his cruising years: Cameron Brown of Illinois on keys and Matt Hadaway of Cleveland on drums, and John Lindig, Ridgewood HS Band Director, on bass. Together, they will create a nostalgic atmosphere of the songs that are timeless, engaging, and fun. It’s sure to be a finger-snapping good time!

What an excuse to get together and celebrate the arts created and performed by folks in the county joined by creative friends who live “outside!”

Call or email to reserve your spot! Email: [email protected]; Call: 740-622-0326

Cost is $10 for the terrace and $5 for on the lawn.

Homecoming Schedule: Friday, Aug. 10, 6 p.m.: Opening of the Coshocton Art Prize Exhibit, 7:30 p.m., Jazz on the Lawn with Christopher Graves; Saturday, Aug. 11: 4:30 p.m. Fritz Schwinghammer, piano recital

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