Bob Vaughn, who runs the Sangamon Auditorium at UIS, tells me that the
upcoming performance by the San Francisco Jazz Collective will be
dedicated to Springfield drum great Barrett Deems, whom I mentioned in
my recent columnabout
drummers. The date of the 7 p.m. performance, Sunday March 30, 2014,
falls about a month after what would have been Deems’ 100 birthday.
adds, “Concert goers are invited to share a piece of his birthday cake
in the Auditorium Lobby following the concert. Special guests will be