Live at the Larimer

Please join us for our next” Live at the Larimer” with Stephen Chandler and Sleek on Friday, March 24, 2017.  Concert will be held in the Scarlett Hill Theater located at 216 Reid St., Palatka.    The cost is just $7.00 at the door and the show starts at 7:30pm to 9:30 pm.    One thing about a Sleek performance is they get you up and wanting to dance so the theater curtains will be open to the lobby for plenty of room to dance or you can sit in the theater.   The Arts Council is so pleased to have them back again and they always fill the house.   Stephen Chandler of Chandler Productions is no stranger to us said Executive Director Denise Aiken.  He is always willing to work with the Arts Council.   Come enjoy an evening of great music with the sweet sounds of Sleek.   We also are happy to announce we are going to have the Patriots Baseball team here with tasty treats and drinks for sale to help their winning travel baseball team with their travel expenses.  The Arts Council tries to help out with our youth in our community in many ways.  So we hope you will come enjoy the music, dance and just have a great time.

Sleek, was founded by Stephen Chandler. He describes the group as a “Collaborative sound of music that derived from a group of musicians both young and old with sounds ranging from Traditional Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Gospel and R&B.” The band consists of Stephen Chandler on saxophone/piano, Godfrey Smith Sr. on bass, Willie Wright Jr. on drums, James White Guitar and Keith Givens complements the band with vocals.  Stephen said there is a new addition to the Sleek group her name is Nicole Rogers, and is a Gospel, R&B and Soul vocalist. Nicole is inspired by such popular artists as The Clark Sisters, Natalie Cole and Luther Vandross.  Nicole recognized her own passion for singing and joined the choir at her local Church and now is a member of Sleek founded by Stephen Chandler.

Chandler is also a song writer, music composer and recording engineer. Starting out as a drummer at the age of six at his local church, Stephen Chandler found himself to be a multi-instrumentalist, moving on to the bass guitar, organ and keyboards and then saxophone. Godfrey Smith, Sr.’s musical influence came from his older brother, George Smith, who played trumpet in a Jazz band and later started his own R&B band which would eventually include Godfrey. His brother sparked the musical gift inside of him and taught him how to appreciate all musical forms and styles. James White plays great lead guitar with a funky style, Willie L. Wright Jr. is the funky drummer of the band, “Sleek”. He began his musical back ground thru the roots of his local church filled with Gospel and Quartet sound. An avid music lover, Keith Givens has been around music and singing all of his life. His mother, Loretha Johnson, is a local music icon in church. He grew up singing gospel music with his whole family.

The Arts Council of Greater Palatka’s” Live at the Larimer” is supported in part by memberships, the Putnam County Tourist Development Council, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. For more information call 386-328-8998 or visit www.artsinputnam.org.

The Arts Council is the Local Designated Arts Agency for Putnam County and is a 501-C3 non-profit organization. Visit www.artsinputnam.org

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