Concert Series

Upcoming and Past Concerts


September 23rd at 6:30pm
Sound Conservatory together with Polyrhythms Jazz Hertiage Festival brings your Trio Grismore!

A trio of friends since the early 1990’s, Steve Grismore, Mike Towne and Tim Crumley have partnered up to create Trio Grismore. Their trio is a tribute to the classic guitar and organ trios first established in the 1950’s and 60’s. Drawing inspiration from the music of American jazz guitarist Grant Green, you will hear works either written or inspired by Green. But of course their music sends a nod out to a few of the great organists such as John Patton, Jimmy Smith, and Larry Young. You will also find in Trio Grismore, elements of saxophonists Lou Donaldson and Joe Henderson. A evening inspired by great music performed by great musicians.

The Matt Fuller Band

October 14th at 7pm
The Matt Fuller Band is made up of 4 amazing Quad City musicians! Band members are Singer Tyrone Phillips, Guitar Player Matt Fuller, Drummer Bobby Huether, and Bass Guitar player Dewey Lacefield.

Matt Fuller is a young musician from Davenport, Iowa and is better known for his guitar playing but is also amazing drummer and bass guitarist. He specializes in Blues , R & B , Soul , Latin and Rock. Some of his biggest influences are his grandfathers and uncles, ZZ Top , Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix and Santana.

Matt Fuller is the youngest person to be inducted into the Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of fame. He has competed in the Memphis International Blues Challenge twice. He’s competed and won the blues challenge twice at the Peoria Blues Festival. He’s opened up for artist such as Samantha Fish, Anthony Gomes , and Buddy Guy. He has played with amazing artist Chris Cain, Buddy Guy, Hector Anchondo, and Larry McCray along with other great artist.

Matt is currently playing in festivals and venues around the Quad Cities when he’s not touring with Kent Burnside who is the grandson of the great R.L Burnside. They have performed on the Durango Blues Train, Chicago House of Blues, Buddy Guys Legends amongst many other venues.

KAS - Singer/Songwriter

November 18 at 7pm
Born and raised between Rock Island and Milan, Illinois, KAS is a local to the Quad City area. She has been singing for as long as she can remember and writing for as long as she could babble out stories her mom could write down for her.

Drawing influence from both the punchiness of angst-filled women of the 90's such as Tori Amos and Fiona Apple and today’s Hayley Williams and the vulnerability in folk artists such as Tracy Chapman and Glen Hansard, she aims to create music that is as emotional as it is intricate. Her songs explore topics of grief, femininity, and love— all soothed by a voice that never forgets to express the complexity of what it’s singing about.

The Ben Schmidt Band

September 10th at 4:00pm
Singer/ Songwriter Ben Schmidt, with the help of the Power Plant Rhythm Section; Matt Bernemann (drums), and Rich Wagor (bass); and featuring Sean Seaton on keys, this quartet celebrates everything from blues, funky soul, to outlaw country, folk and rock and roll.

Digging in with a mix of original tunes and old favorites, the band likes to “keep it greasy”, to stretch out and reimagine arrangements on the fly. The veteran core of the BSB is linked to many of the regions’ finest players, and guest appearances and cross-combinations are frequent - adding to the easy going, playful dynamic of the live experience.‍

Enjoy this performance with your favorite cockail, with bar service provided by the Holiday Inn as well as complimentary nibbles from Chopstick House of Rock Island!

William Campbell - Together We Rise

July 22nd at 7:00pm
Williams Campbell's new album "Together We Rise" comprised of piano and electronics that includes anthemic, virtuosic works and quiet music for inner growth.

Bringing together aspects of his film scores and solo piano music, Campbell weaves together a unique musical experience. "This music was created in my hope that we can all work for the common good and justice for everyone within our society. It's a concept album intended to inspire strength to move forward in confidence, rising up and lifting up others."

John Daversa & Tal Cohen: The Art of Duo

July 1st at 6:30pm
Multi-Grammy award winning trumpeter John Daversa, has teamed up with acclaimed jazz pianist Tal Cohen, creating an open vessel of musical imagination and creativity within a modern duo setting. These two masters of their instruments share a special chemistry of spontaneity and improvisation, diving deep into the realms of possibilities and enchantment within each performance. Their personal and artistic connection allows for a completely new and fresh interpretation of the classic duo format. The music Daversa and Cohen bring to life can be described as an accessible sound, all the while simultaneously exciting the listener’s senses on the highest level, and thereby surprising the audience with a broad set of show highlights.

Enjoy this performance with the lounge atmosphere at Sound Conservatory partnered with Skylight Luxury Lounge for bar and charcuterie service.

Woodwind Chamber Music Concert

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 @ 7pm
Join us for an evening of chamber music for woodwinds, featuring Dr. Yana Yan (BHC faculty, flute) and the PAK Trio.

Concert Program includes works by Charles Lefebvre, Brett Dean,
Astor Piazzolla, and more!

FREE and open to the public!
Location: Building 1, room 308 (theater), Black Hawk College Quad-Cities Campus

Third Sunday Jazz

Sunday, April 16, 2023 @ 2pm (workshop) 5pm (concert)
Join us for an afternoon of jazz music with ML III & Friends at the Sound Conservatory.

$15 General Admission

Click here for ticket information.

A Quad City Impromptu

May 5th at 6:30pm
An intimate evening of music representing some of the finest musicians in the Quad Cities coming together at one of its burgeoning music centers. Featuring pianist Perry Mears, Flutist Paul Mizzi, Clarinetist Rob Miller and Bassoonist Kian Hyatt, the concert's repertoire traverses European and American compositional traditions to form an eclectic, soulful program.

Laurence Hobgood Trio

May 28th at 5:30pm
In 2016, Hobgood launched The Laurence Hobgood Trio with the album Honor Thy Fathers, a musical tribute not only to Hobgood’s own father, but to all of the musicians who have inspired him. In his Downbeat review, Howard Mandel wrote: Overall the ambiance is warm, dark and reflective, which is not to discount Hobgood's strategically big, broad voicings, streaming glissandi and consistently perfect articulation. Michael J. West of Jazz Times called the album a sublime statement, and Howard Reich had this to say in the Chicago Tribune about a recent performance: Just as Honor Thy Fathers can be considered Hobgood's strongest recording to date, this band may provide his best musical forum yet.

PAK Trio

June 10th at 5:30pm
PAK Trio is a dynamic ensemble comprised of Andrzej Kozłowski (Piano), Kian Hyatt (Bassoon), and Paul Mizzi (Flute). This versatile and innovative trio combines high level musicianship with a strong drive for community engagement. Their repertoire spans across centuries and cultures and is curated with an eye toward engaging and artistic performances. PAK trio is unafraid of transcription, alternative venues, and modern audiences of all backgrounds. Although trained in the classical music tradition, the members of PAK trio embrace various contemporary genres and underrated composers of the past and present. Education, performance and collaboration all play central roles toward their mission of building community around music and fostering lasting local engagement.

Andrzej Kozłowski: Chopin and his Life

August 20th at 6:30pm
Come and discover the wonders behind the music of Polish composer Fryderyk Chopin and his innovations to the piano world.

As a pianist, Andrzej has dedicated his career specializing in the music of Polish composer Fryderyk Chopin. Andrzej is often referred to as a sentimentalist with a very spontaneous urge, collaborating his personal life adventures into his interpretations. His music is often defined to be cinematic and programmatic.

Cocktails, wine and charcuterie will be available provided by Skylight Luxury Lounge.

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