March 18 Jazz Matinee: Gentlemen of Jazz + 1

3:00 – 5:00 PM

Admission: $20 General, $15 Seniors (60+), $10 Students w/ ID, JiA Lifetime members & youth under age 12 admitted FREE

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Santo Maglio-piano, Vic Kottner-bass, Bob McKeon-drums, with Margo McKeon-vocals

Musical Ambience with Jazz, Blues, and songs from the Great American Songbook including music by Thelonius Monk, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, and many more provided by Santo Maglio – piano, Vic Kottner – bass, Bob McKeon – drums and featured vocalist Margo McKeon

Santo Maglio, (Piano/Keyboards) While living in Wisconsin he kept busy as a full time musician. An opportunity came his way and he moved to Las Vegas finding steady work playing and backing up such luminaries as: Al Jarreau, Carl Fontana, Carson Smith, Mills Brothers, Andrew Sisters, Brenda Lee, Peter Allen, Matt Munro, Gianni Russo along with working at all of the top Las Vegas resorts for over 31 years. • Santo had the privilege of playing at the “Jazz at the Kitano,” in NYC. Santo joined the Gentlemen of Jazz 2 years ago and also gigs with other leading groups in the Valley. In real life Santo is a librarian with the Maricopa County Library.

Vic Kottner (electric bass) Vic Kottner has been a freelance bassist in Arizona for over 40 years. He has enjoyed performing throughout the state, playing a wide variety of music at most all the major Valley resorts and concert venues. In addition to backing many name entertainers and playing public and private performances with various bands, Vic has always considered performing with The Gentlemen of Jazz one of his most enjoyable musical experiences!

Bob McKeon (Drums) Bob is from Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was on the road during the late 50’s, with various groups, spending time in New York, Pennsylvania and Indiana. While in Grand Rapids, Bob worked holding down the drum chair on a local TV weekly variety show, and formed a quartet with Doug Cook along with his wife, Margo as vocalist. Bob and Margo, moved to the Valley in 2000 and has stayed busy playing with local jazz musicians. Among his accomplishments, Bob has held down the drum chair for musicals, including Minsky Burlesque Show, Annie, Sweet Charity and Charlie Brown. He also gigged with the Treme Brass Band from New Orleans and is drummer for the Sun Lakes Big Band and various smaller groups. He played drums with the Foster Oden Trio for 14 years. Bob played for the Prescott Jazz Society as drummer with world renown jazz greats: Richie Cole, Billy Mitchell & Harold Land, Jr. And, late in December (2013) Bob was part of the Prescott Jazz Society’s 20th Year Celebration working with songstress Clairdee and the Ken French Trio (world renown, San Francisco jazz greats), Milt Cannon, Robert Vann, Dmitri Matheny, Charles McPherson, and Sherry Roberson. More recently he’s played with the Crawford Bros. and The Gentlemen of Jazz + One, with Margo as vocalist. In real life Bob is a free-lance national award winning graphic designer.

Margo McKeon, (Vocals) spent many years performing in musical theater including the Stagetrunk Dinner Theater with a Cole Porter Revue call “Cole.” After some time off to raise their children, she returned to singing with her husband’s group the Doug Cook/Bob McKeon Quartet while living in Michigan. After moving to Arizona in 2000, she began singing occasionally with the Foster Oden Trio. She had the good fortune to sing at Croce’s in San Diego with favorite Daniel Jackson and at Lone Butte Casino with local musician, Ken Wain. She also fronted her own group the E G B Trio and more recently has been featured vocalist with the Gentlemen Of Jazz.