Godfrey, Ill. –The popular Brown Bag Salon series presented by the Lewis and Clark Community College’s Music Department continues at noon on Wednesday, March 23 featuring Bud Shultz and the “You Can’t Beat Experience” Jazz Band playing in the Ringhausen Music Building.
As the band’s name suggests, there is an abundance of experience and talent among these musicians.
Leader Bud Shultz was only 15 when he joined the musician’s union and began playing professionally.
By the time music arranger and trumpeter Dean Mounts was 21, he was already an established performer, both on the road and in various bands.
Trombone and vocalist Jim Maynard has performed since his high school days in Wood River.
Pianist Bob Picker and bassist Bob Stout are both long time artists on their instruments.
The youngest of the group is drummer Ken Link, who began playing with Bud Shultz in the mid-1960s right out of high school.
“With all that experience, we can play for hours without ever getting out a scrap of sheet music,” Shultz said.
Mark your calendar and bring your family, friends and lunch and enjoy the music of these talented musicians. Admission is free and the public is welcome.
For more information, please contact the Music Department at (618) 468-4731.