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Dot Org

Friday, August 7, 2015 – 5:00 to 6:00
MICA Stage

.Org (spoken as Dot Org) Jazz Organ Combo is a trio in the OGD (organ-guitar-drums) tradition. Clif Metcalf (age 17, organ) and Jacob Bowen (age 16, guitar, saxophone) are juniors at Alma High School, while Jake Metcalf (14, drums) is in 8th grade at Alma Middle School.

The group formed in the winter of 2014, in preparation for a jazz festival at a local college. In February 2014, after meeting Jim Alfredson, Randy Scott Marsh, and Larry Barris of the organ jazz group Organissimo, their passions for the OGD genre were ignited. In the past year, .Org has earned several awards at local and regional jazz festivals and has performed in a variety of settings including the Dow Diamond, Central Michigan University, Alma College, and Hope College/Park Theater. They are regular contributors to the Jazz Jam at the SpeakEZ Lounge in Grand Rapids, and entertain in a number of brew pubs around the state, including Our Brewing Company of Holland. They have had the opportunity to study and perform with Tony Monaco, internationally renowned jazz organist and artist-in-residence at Hope College. .Org hopes to play a role in revitalizing this great jazz tradition and have a great time doing it!

(source: performer website.)

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