Wine & Dine

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Evening of easy listening jazz March 3 at Newsroom Bistro

The News Room Bistro in Toulon will be the setting on Saturday, March 3 for an evening with Dave Hoffman and his quintet, plus an opening hour with Phyllis Fabry, piano player extraordinaire, at 6 o’clock. The quintet will play from 7 until about 9 p.m.

This popular annual event will also feature substantial appetizers plus nice wines, beers and soft drinks—all for $20. The evening is a steal at twice the price. The music is being underwritten by the supporters of the annual classical music series at the Bistro.

For more than a decade, Dave Hoffman was the solo trumpet and arranger for Ray Charles and his band. He is bringing together a terrific group that includes Bob Clark on reeds, Kewaneean Dave Sherrard on drums, Bruce Polay at the piano and Steve Jackson on bass.

Dave Hoffman and Ray Charles when Dave was the solo trumpet for Ray.

Talented songstress Tina Forlines, of rural Toulon, will join the quintet for a couple of numbers, and there will even be a small dance floor.

Seating is limited to 60 and a sellout is expected, so call in your reservations to Jim Nowlan at 309-238-1500, leaving a message as to name and number in your party.

Payment can be made at the door. Checks would be to “Musical Fundraiser.”