Saturday Nite Live At The Larimer

SLEEK
Feb 21st
 

Sleek returns to the Larimer Arts Center Saturday, February 21st , for the Arts Council’s Saturday Nite Live at the Larimer. The Concert will start at 8PM, but doors open at 7:30. The Larimer Arts Center is located at 216 Reid Street. The cost is $7 and $5 for youth students. Coffee and refreshments will be available.

This month’s Saturday Nite Live will be extra special in that The Arts Council is flipping the venue backwards to allow a more social atmosphere. Sleek is a band that gets their audience up and moving with funk soul and groove. They will play from the theater but face into the large lobby, allowing patrons to move about, mingle, and most importantly, “cut a rug”.

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, David Angleton Guitar and Keith Givens complements the band with vocals.

 

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. David Angleton hails from South Florida and grew up playing the blues. He later studied classical guitar and developed a soulful finger picking 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 Saturday Nite Live 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.

 

        Saturday Nite 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.

Denise Aiken
Executive Director
386-328-8998


The Arts Council is the Designated Local Arts Agency for Putnam County and is supported in part by our members,
 the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts,

the City of Palatka, the Putnam County Commission and the Putnam County Tourist Development Council.
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