“The Wheel” Jazz Concert: 9 May

The “Wheel Sessions” is a jazz performance series hosted alternately at GUUF and at a venue at Underground Music (at former Steel Heddle Campus – 1801 Rutherford Rd – Greenville, SC 29609).
Performances begin at 7:30 pm, and are held in front of an intimate listening audience. All proceeds go to the musicians. Patrons may BYOB.

Website for The Wheel

Wheel Session 65
Philip Howe Trio
Thursday, 9 May 7:30 – 9:30 pm

Greenville UU Fellowship
Admission $15 (Cash only)
Patrons may BYOB

Kevin Korschgen, jazz drummer and music educator, first moved to Chicago in 1980 to join a band called “Rush Hour”. He began teaching jazz in 1983 at Notre Dame High School for Boys, where he led the school’s award-winning jazz ensemble. During a three-year sojourn to Santa Fe, NM, Mr. Korschgen served as Artistic Director of the Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association, and as Director of Bands at Santa Fe High School. Upon returning to Chicago in 2007, he became the Principal Conductor of the Chicago Public Schools All-City High School Jazz Ensemble and served as Jazz Coordinator at the Chicago High School for the Arts (Chiarts).

Mr. Korschgen has performed with many of Chicago’s finest jazz musicians, including Pat Mallinger, Scott Burns, Jody Christian, Neil Alger, Chris Foreman, Ryan Cohen, Tito Carrillo, Micah Frazier, Rob Amster, Kelly Sill, Dennis Carole, Victor Garcia, Rubin Alvarez, and Steve Sanders just to name a few. On the National level he has toured with Detroit’s trumpeter Marcus Belgrave and performed with pianist Lyle Mayes.

Mr. Korschgen and wife Pamela now reside in Greenville, SC where he enjoys teaching, writing, and performing. Kevin hosts the Upstate’s Wheel Sessions jazz performance series, where as the sessions’ resident drummer he has performed with many of the Carolinas’ foremost jazz musicians.

More Wheel Sessions:
23 May: Mark Rapp Quartet (UM)
06 June: TBA (GUUF)
27 June: Marc Black Quartet (UM)
• When arriving at the GUUF location (1138 State Park Rd.), drive to the parking lot all the way behind the facility. Enter at the double doors and come to the Fellowship Hall.
• When arriving at (UM) Underground Music (1801 Rutherford Rd.) drive around to the left to go behind the main building #1 and near the water tower. Park and follow the signs that lead you into Underground Music.