EACC will present the Rodney Block Jazz Project on Friday, February 17, at 7:00 p.m. at the EACC Fine Arts Center.
Block, a classically trained instrumentalist, will perform a unique blend of traditional jazz, gospel, hip-hop, bebop, funk and soul. A Dumas native, Block honed his skills by playing in some of Kansas City’s premier Grand Emporium, Plaza III, Blue Room, and Liberty Hall, and released his album, Outside the Box, in 2009. A trumpeter who has performed and been featured in various venues across the globe, Block has shared the stage with notable artists such as Earth, Wind, and Fire, Joe, Whoodini, Johnny Gill, Dwele, Jonathan Butler, Dave Hollister, Wynton Marsalis, and Eric Roberson among others.
Block’s televised jazz feature, “AETN Presents: Front Row with Rodney Block & The Real Music Lovers,” was nominated for a Regional Emmy and awarded the 2014 Aurora Platinum Award.
Tickets for this event are $10 may be purchased by calling 870 633-4480, ext. 352 or in person at the EACC Fine Arts Center Ticket Office located at 1700 Newcastle Road in Forrest City, just off I-40. EACC Students will be admitted free with Student ID. This performance has been sponsored by EACC’s Office of Student Affairs and is part of the events scheduled on campus for African American History Month.