Blue Jupiter, a world-touring a cappella quartet, will give two free performances at The University of Findlay on Sept. 25, providing the community with multiple opportunities to enjoy their amazing all-vocal talents.
Blue Jupiter’s informal concert, as part of UF’s Music Bach’s Concert Series, will be held that day from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union’s atrium. Individuals may pack a lunch or purchase one in The Cave and enjoy live music while munching. Oftentimes, individuals wish they could stay and listen longer during daytime Music Bach’s concerts. For this reason, Blue Jupiter has been gracious in accepting an invitation to stay and perform a formal concert that will take place at 8 p.m. in Old Main’s Ritz Auditorium on the second floor, which is accessible by elevator located on the building’s west side.
Hailing from New York City, its members include Broadway talent Diana Preisler, rhythm specialist Marty Gasper, “human orchestra” Jonathan Minkoff and rock lead tenor Jeff Washburn. The group describes itself as “an energetic blend of pop lead vocals, jazzy a cappella harmony and funky beatbox.” It has been described as “the real deal” by rock legend Gene Simmons, “incredible!” by Jane Pauley from NBC, and “nothing short of magic” by the Sands Casino’s entertainment department. Members initially gained national fame as the voices of Oreo Cookie, singing the national Oreo radio commercial since 2005.
Blue Jupiter has worked with Randy Jackson, Livingston Taylor and Oprah, and has appeared on VH1’s “Save the Music.” It has also headlined charity events for The American Cancer Society, The American Red Cross, Breaking the Cycle, Hartford Children’s Hospital and many others.
The group is also known for its educational outreach. Its award-winning arts-in-education programs teach the history, theory and practice of vocal music. Their hands-on, age-appropriate classes cater to students from Kindergarten through college. For more information about Blue Jupiter, visit its website at http://www.bluejupiter.com/
Both concerts are presented by The University of Findlay’s Campus Program Board, a student-led group that strives to bring high-quality, diverse entertainment to campus. Call (419) 434-4606 for more information.
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