Jazz music returns to the Morris Graves Museum of Art – Times-Standard

The Francis Vanek Quartet (Francis Vanek and the RLL Jazz Trio) will perform authentic 1950s and 1960s style jazz during Arts Alive! Saturday 6-9 p.m. at the Morris Graves Museum of Art, 636 F St. in Eureka. There is no charge to attend.

This local/world class jazz band consists of Francis Vanek (saxophone), Tim Randles (piano), Ken Lawrence (bass) and Dee Lehman (drums). The RLL Jazz Trio has been the host jazz band at the Westhaven Center of the Arts for six years and has welcomed a wide variety of local jazz musicians and singers to play. Vanek is one of the band’s regular guests.

Guests stopping in to listen to the jazz concert are encouraged to visit the galleries of the museum as well. Exhibits include “E-Motion” by Julie Frith and Kathryn Stotler; “Perfect Blend” by Emily Reinhart; and tapestries by Victor Jacoby.

The Morris Graves Museum of Art is open to the public from noon to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults; $2 for seniors 65 and over, military veterans and students with ID; and free for children 17 and under, families with an EBT card and valid ID, and museum members. Admission is always free for everyone on the first Saturday of every month, including Arts Alive!

To ensure the safety of museum staff, volunteers and visitors, guests should continue to wear masks inside the Morris Graves Museum of Art.

Ada J. Kenney