Jazz Festival Guest Artist Wayne Goins Joining Sultans of Swing at Buckner’s Brewpub on Valentine’s Day

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Feb. 11, 2008 – Guitarist Wayne Goins will join the Southeast Missouri State University popular jazz combo, the Sultans of Swing, for a performance on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, at Buckner’s Brewpub in downtown Cape Girardeau.

The music will run from 7 to 10 p.m. and will include jazz standards and favorites of bebop jazz. Also joining the Sultans will be Zach Priester, a Southeast sophomore music major from Jackson, Mo., on guitar.

This scintillating jazz quintet performs bebop jazz at its finest with a diverse array of music from Duke Ellington to Sonny Rollins to Dizzy Gillespie. The group is composed of Southeast faculty including Shane Mizicko (drumset), Barry Bernhardt (trumpet) and Robert Conger (trombone). The lone student in this group is Jarred Harris (bass), a sophomore music major from Cape Girardeau’s Cape Central High School string program.

The Sultans of Swing have been performing on the stage at Buckner’s about once a month over the past year and have developed a following among the jazz aficionados in the Cape Girardeau area.

Patrons have said, “We love coming out to listen to some fantastic jazz and be able to eat and drink the great fare.” Other patrons have said, “The Sultans really swing; can’t wait to hear you again.” Jazz bebop is an art form which originated in New York in the late 1940s and developed over time into a well-loved medium of expression for jazz musicians worldwide.

Admission to the performance is free, and all are welcome to attend. Buckner’s Brewpub is smoke free during this performance, and patrons are encouraged to sample some of Buckner’s fabulous menu during the show. For more information, please contact Robert Conger at (573) 651-2398.