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Downtown Sessions: Thaddeus Ford
April 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pmFree
We will be highlighting different genres of music each month throughout the year at these FREE events.
Our carefully curated artists provide the perfect ambiance for you to enjoy a delightful evening in Historic Downtown Plano! April’s theme is “Jazz Escape”. Bring a chair. Beverage service will be available on-site provided by The Fillmore Pub.
Thaddeus “Fabulous” Ford, II was born into a family of Jazz musicians in New Orleans. The first to arrive was an immigrant from Santo Domingo named Narcisse Gabriel in 1875. Thaddeus began playing the trumpet at age 8 under the demanding instruction of his father, Thaddeus Ford, Sr., a professional trumpeter with the U.S Marine Corp Band. Thaddeus is currently based in the Dallas area and maintains an international itinerary, the most recent being a three month residency at the House of Blues and Jazz in Shanghai, China. Mr. Ford traveled the country with GRAMMY winning Gospel star Kirk Franklin (with musical director Shaun Martin of Snarky Puppy) for Franklin’s “Twenty Years In One Night” tour. Currently, Thaddeus is composing new music, developing a youth summer Jazz workshop, a jazz curriculum for elementary schools, a 501-3(c) organization as well as collaborating with an array of local talent on recording and performing projects.
Opening act Bree & The Fellas will set the mood for an evening of jazz extravagance.