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0000017b-f971-ddf0-a17b-fd73f3be0000For 25 years, KPBX Kids' Concerts have brought different genres of music and performances to generations of children. These family concerts are at the heart of the station's mission to provide music awareness and entertainment to our listening region, which compliments our on-air programming.Eight free one-hour concerts are held throughout the year at rotating venues. At each concert, attendees may be treated to a mix of music and historical information. Each KPBX Kids' Concert highlights a musical style. Past concerts have featured classical, jazz, big band, folk, bluegrass, latin, calypso, reggae, klezmer, rockabilly, and lots more.ALL KPBX KIDS' CONCERTS ARE FREE.

KPBX Kids' Concert: Villa Blues & Jazz, Sept. 25

Spokane Public Radio would like to thank everyone involved in our latest KPBX Kids’ Concert.

Thank you:

· Performers: The Villa Blues and Jazz Band: Heather Villa, Brian Flick, Michael Lenke and Steve Bauer.

· Special thanks to host and broadcast producer Verne Windham.

· Event donors: STCUHarvard Park Children’s Learning Center NorthRocket Bakeries; and Sayre, Sayre, and Fossum, Attorneys.

· Hearn Brothers Printing.

Don't miss our next KPBX Kids' Concert, broadcast on KPBX 91.1 on Saturday, September 25 at 1 p.m. This fabulous show will take you from classic to jazz with Villa Blues & Jazz. Jazz masters will perform memorable and fun songs that have become jazz standards, and include some educational conversations about songs, instruments, and more. Villa Blues includes Heather Villa, Steve Bauer, Michael Lenke, and Brian Flick.

<--break->About Villa Jazz & Blues:

Credit Villa Blues & Jazz

Villa Blues n' Jazz was founded in 2011. After singing lead vocals in the swingin' and award winning band, 6 Foot Swing (Voted 5 years in a row, "Best Band," by Inlander Readers), Heather Villa (lead vocals) brought together these very talented and experienced jazz musicians to form a more blues and soul group: Brian Flick (upright bass), Michael Lenke (trumpet/vocals),  Steve Bauer (guitar/vocals). Some musical influences of the group include Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, John Lee Hooker, BB King and Stevie Wonder.