Festival of the Arts

Virtual Concert 1: The J3 Band

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July 01, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Presented By: Pittsburg Virtual Festival of the Arts

Location: Online

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Missing live performances? The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts offers this solution:  

Tune in to the Pittsburg Virtual Festival of the Arts, a weekly performance series that rolls out at 7 p.m. July 1 with some of the area’s most talented musicians and dancers — many of them with a connection to PSU. 

The Bicknell Center staff are working to record the performers on stage throughout June, then will stream them as one-hour concerts you can view from your living room! 

The first concert: The J3 Band, playing a broad mix of classic rock and roll, blues and swing, featuring the diverse vocal and instrumental talents of all of its members. You'll hear tunes ranging from “The Thrill is Gone,” made famous by BB King in 1970, the 1972 hit “Your Momma Don’t Dance” by Loggins and Messina, “Caldonia,” first recorded in 1945 by Louis Jordan, “Like a Hurricane” written by Neil Young in 1975, “Eye in the Sky” released by The Alan Parsons Project in 1982, and R.E.M.’s 1991 hit “Losing my Religion.” 

  • Jon Bartlow, saxophone and vocals, PSU 1999 and 2003, director of Alumni and Constituent Relations 
  • John Gobetz lead guitar and vocals, PSU 1973, PITSCO retired 
  • Chris Harris, bass guitar, PSU 1990, Sign Solution Manager CDL Electric 
  • James Ortolani, acoustic guitar, harmonica and vocals, former PSU studentRegional Sales Manager, Polyone Corp  
  • Andrew Ortolani, keys and vocals, PSU Senior Biology Major 
  • Larry Douglas, drums, The Home Depot Pro Account Sales Associate 

View the concerts each week on the Bicknell Center’s Facebook page, CAPS 13 TV, pittstate.tv,  www.vimeo.com/pittstate, and PSU YouTube.

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Raul Munguía