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Mardi Gras-style jazz concert of spiritual music

Jazz concert celebration for Fat Tuesday in Aurora

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AURORA, Ill., March 7, 2019–Matt Erion of Aurora. from left, Glen West, Geneva; and Jeff Ford, Oswego, swing out on “Down by the Riverside” at Flowing Forth United Methodist Church’s Fat Tuesday jazz concert at Aurora Christian School. The third annual Mardi Gras-style jazz concert of spiritual music from Dixieland to swing to gospel and R&B by Erion’s Dodeca Band was free to the public. UMC Northern Illinois Conference Aurora District Superintendent Jeff Bross was a vocal soloist on “Amazing Grace.”

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Al Benson
Freelance Photo-Journalist

Al Benson is an Aurora-based freelance photo-journalist. He is currently an archives research specialist at Aurora University. His work has appeared in The Voice, The Daily Herald, The Beacon-News, and the Chicago Tribune.

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