October 31, 2007
Tom Hoeffgen Quartet to perform at Caffé Acoustic
Anyone looking to enjoy a fun evening of music should
come see the Tom Hoeffgen Quartet perform at Caffé Acoustic Nov. 15 at Brown’s
in downtown Arkansas City.
Hoeffgen’s style is eclectic, borrowing judiciously from thirties blues, bee bop, ballads, hard rock, The Beach Boys, The Grateful Dead, and probably most importantly jazzmen like Joe Pass and his teacher, Craig Owens. Hoeffgen once lived over a jazz club in Cleveland and managed to hear most of the great jazz musicians at one time or another.
Hoeffgen is an adjunct instructor at Southwestern College teaching guitar. He also plays guitar for Lisa Hittle’s Jazz Friends Big Band and has had the opportunity to accompany Clark Terry, Eddie Daniels, and Frank Mantooth.
Kenny Glasgow is another member of the Quartet and also plays with Les Gilliam’s Silver Lake Band. Brad Turgeon plays the trumpet and attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass.
Piano player Scott Williams also attended the Berklee College of Music and played professionally in Chicago before moving to Winfield to be closer to his family.
The group plays a broad range of music, but plays more Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk era tunes than the Fats Waller and Duke Ellington stuff that Hoeffgen may be better known for.
The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Brown’s is located at 225 S. Summit St.
Caffé Acoustic is a community project. CornerBank, Home National Bank, and Union State Bank help fund the concert series.