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Soft Spoken

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Soft Spoken
Click to follow the link to the BCPA’s Facebook page for the performance on
Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 7:30 PM

No paywall. No tickets needed.
A band with a smooth and sophisticated sound, Soft Spoken performs several styles of music including Funk, Traditional Jazz, R&B, Contemporary Jazz, Neo Soul, including some original compositions. Being formed in 1996, Soft Spoken continues to be the top Contemporary Jazz band in Central Illinois! Gary Muhammad on Lead Guitar/Vocals, Mike Gardner on Keyboards, Myra Johnson on Percussion, AJ Chinnery on drums, Kenny Johnson on Bass Guitar and our dynamic Lead Vocalist Jamika!

To learn more about the Soft Spoken click here.

The Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts (BCPA) stage lights are being turned on and the spotlight is warming up as the staff and stage crews prepare for a new Summer Virtual Concert Series.

 “This seven-week virtual concert series will be a showcase for local talent,” says Jim Mack, Performing Arts Manager at the BCPA, adding 
“The recorded sessions will be streamed on the BCPA’s social media platforms on a weekly basis beginning Thursday, July 2nd at 7:30 PM

 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the State of Illinois’ re-opening plan theaters like the BCPA are limited to how many people can be onsite with that in mind artists and staff alike will adhere to the current CDC safety guidelines while producing these concerts.

 “The lineup of acts runs through the entire musical spectrum said JongHun Kim Artistic Manager at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts (BCPA), 
adding “It really showcases the diversity of the local music scene here in central Illinois.

 Opening the series on Thursday, July 2 at 7:30 PM will be Brushville (Upbeat Rocking Country), July 9 at 7:30 PM will bring Last Call Band (Rock and R&B) on July 16 at 7:30 Sara Quah Band (Rock, Country, R&B) will take the stage. Continuing the series on Thursday, July 23 at 7:30 PM will be Soft Spoken (Funk, Jazz, R&B, Neo Soul) with 3rd Street Down (Blues, R&B, Rock) performing on Thursday, July 30. The final two performances to close out the series will be Disorganizer (free jazz, unique instrumental music) on Thursday, August 6 at 7:30 PM and Dan Burke Quintet (numerous styles of jazz) on Thursday August 13 at 7:30 PM.

 The streamed concerts will be available on the BCPA’s social media platforms found at




Event: BCPA’s Summer Virtual Concert Series 

Date & Time: (Thursday’s at 7:30 PM) 

July 2 – Brushville (upbeat rocking country)              
July 9 – Last Call Band (rock and R&B)
July 16 - Sarah Quah Band (rock, country, R&B)
July 23 – Soft Spoken (Funk, Jazz, R&B, Neo Soul)
July 30 – 3rd Street Down (Blues, R&B, Rock)
August 6 – Disorganizer (free jazz, unique instrumental music)
August 13 – Dan Burke Quintet (numerous styles of jazz)

 Prices: FREE

  Location:  Performances will be uploaded to the BCPA’s social media platforms. 

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