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It is a musical journey through the life and career of humanitarian, entrepreneur, and master musician Kenny Phelps. This evening will feature Kenny Banks Jr., on piano and multi-instrumentalist Hamilton Hardin, plus next-generation jazz icons Skyler Floe on trumpet, Dorian Phelps on drums, Andrew Danforth on trombone, and Graham Helft on guitar.


An incredible collection of artists and music lovers influenced by Phelps’ continuing legacy and inspired by his life will be present.

The musical director for this project is Hamilton Hardin, Columbus, OH-based music genius who has been a long-time working partner with Phelps. Additional compositions will be contributed by pianist Kenny Banks Jr., a crowd-favorite finalist at the American Pianists Association’s jazz piano competition, and are featured in the newly released Aretha Franklin documentary starring Jennifer Hudson.

Kenny Phelps – drums/composer
Kenny Banks Jr – piano/composer
Hamilton Hardin – saxophone/guitar
Skyler Floe – trumpet
Dorian Phelps – drums
Andrew Danforth – trombone
Graham Helft – guitar


This show is made possible by REI Real Estate, Ron & Jeannie Tedrow, Steve and Debbie McNear, Dr. Bob Boeglin & Kathy Campbell,
Alex & Irena Goloschokin, Dr. Stan & Alice Hillis, IUPUI & the Madame Walker Theater Center, and Owl Music Group.

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