august, 2021

James Culver and the Kuchina Jazz Collectivesun15aug6:00 pmsun8:15 pm

Event Details

The August Central Illinois Jazz Society Concert will take place at Trailside Event Center (located at 4416 N Prospect Rd. in Peoria Heights) opening at 6 pm with the CIJS House Band performing.  Featuring James Culver and the Kuchina Jazz Collective, admission is $6 for members, $10 for non-members, and free for students. Drinks will be available. For more information, visit


About the Kuchina Jazz Collective:

“It’s never too late to groove!” is a motto for the Kuchina Jazz Collective.  The project was born from a deep respect for Latin Jazz, as this ensemble brings together Latin rhythms with interesting elements from Jazz to popular music to create an experience for the ear and the feet.  Anchored by James Culver on percussion, Daniel Leahy on piano and Manuel Lopez III, musical director and drummer, Kuchina produced the CD “Live at the Redstone” in 2014. In the upcoming performance for the Central Illinois Jazz Society, they will be joined by Latin Jazz veterans Steve
Grismore, guitar, and Dan Oline, bass. Both Grismore and Oline were members of the renowned Latin Jazz and Salsa Band, Orquestra Alto Maiz.

Culver, a Bradley University graduate and German resident will be returning to the area for the concert. “It’s such a privilege to have the opportunity to play music I love with great musicians.” In Germany Culver plays percussion and provides vocals for a number of projects ranging from Soul Jazz, Soul, Funk, and Blues to Latin.  For more information on the group, visit




(Sunday) 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm


Trailside Event Center

4416 N Prospect Rd. in Peoria Heights


Central Illinois Jazz Society