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ELDEN KELLY & CAROLYN KOEBEL TO PERFORM AT JANUARY JAZZ & BLUES CONCERT SERIES

01/07/2015
ELDEN KELLY & CAROLYN KOEBEL SET TO KICK OFF THE NEW CONCERT SEASON!
THE BRILLIANT & VERSATILE ELDEN KELLY & CAROLYN KOEBEL TO BRING A REMARKABLE EVENING OF MUSIC TO MANGIA MANGIA - SAT., JAN. 24TH - 6:30 P.M.
As January holds us in her 'cold, icy grip' - join us for a musical journey that will take the listener from The Delta to the Middle East, Latin & South America, West Africa, and all points in between.  We are honored to have guitarist, vocalist, songwriter Elden Kelly, along with percussionist Carolyn Koebel, joined by special guest Jon Herrmann on bass for our first concert of the New Year at Mangia Mangia!
A Vermont native, Kelly graduated from Boston's prestigious New England Conservatory of Music with a degree in Contemporary Improvisation.  In 2008, Elden accepted a full scholarship and teaching assistantship at Michigan State University with Rodney Whitaker, earning a graduate degree in Ethnomusicology in 2011.  With vocals that are divinely inspired...in both style and tone, his voice evokes memories of another grace-struck tunesmith, Jeff Buckley.  Add to that his virtuosic guitar skills, and his expansive songwriting abilities - Elden Kelly justly deserves all the accolades bestowed upon him.  Kelly's music proves impossible to pigeonhole...as it covers such diverse genres as jazz, neoclassicism, American Roots, Latin, Middle Eastern, and beyond.  In addition to performing, Kelly is also an active educator.  He currently teaches guitar and leads workshops at Elderly Instruments in Lansing.  To learn more about Elden, go to:  www.eldenkelly.com.
Joining Elden is percussionist Carolyn Koebel.  Carolyn is an Adjunct Professor in Music Therapy at Western Michigan University and functions as both a classroom instructor and clinical supervisor for undergraduate students' clinical practicum work.  She received her undergrad degrees in Music Therapy and percussion studies from Western Michigan University, where she was named the Presidential Scholar for The School of Music.  She went on to earn her Master's in Music Therapy from Michigan State University, receiving the prestigious Graduate Merit Fellowship for her work specializing in the use of Drumming for Health and Healing.  She divides her time between hospice music therapy, teaching at Western Michigan University, K College, and universities around the nation, as well as touring regionally and nationally with a variety of performance ensembles.  Carolyn's passion and commitment in her craft reveal themselves in each of her performances...taking the listener on a joyous journey with her!   To find out more about Carolyn, go to:  www.carolynkoebel.com.
*Concerts take place in our private banquet room in the rear of the restaurant.  Full dinner & drink menu's available.  Reservations are recommended, as seating is limited.  Call Patti @ (269) 731-5388, or email at:  pattiflem@aol.com for reservations and information.  You may also contact Mangia Mangia @ (269) 226-3333.  Please leave your name and number in your party with the hostess.

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