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Vinyl Nights: “Fire Horn Section Selections” with DJ Nicky Jey

Thursday Jun. 9th, 2022 | 7-10pm

Horn sections have been some of the music industry’s secret weapons since the beginning of popular music. From Sinatra to Beyonce, trumpets, saxophones, and trombones add an unbeatable energy to any tune with versatility and pizzaz. Many tunes would be nearly unrecognizable without their iconic horn lines (think “September” by Earth, Wind, and Fire or “Sir Duke” by Stevie Wonder.) Horns not only bring shine and glamour, but deeply emotional and smooth textures as well. Join DJ Nicky Jey for a night of firey horn section selections within a wide variety of moods, genres, and styles!

Nicole Johnson, aka Nicky Jey, has been playing trumpet for 15 years and loves any song with some good ‘n tasty horn lines. She may be a bit biased on the trumpet, but she knows nothing can beat the added layers and textures of saxophones, trombones, as well as trumpets. Her Vinyl Nights line up will most certainly include horn lines she could only wish to play as well as the industry giants can, but rest assured, she won’t attempt to play them for you (she’ll spare you the secondhand embarrassment). Nicole is also a trumpet player within a 3-piece horn section in the locally voted #1 cover band called Uncommon Denominator – a group that plays only the classics from the 1950’s to now including tunes with great horn lines like Earth, Wind, and Fire, Tower of Power, Bruno Mars, and Aretha Franklin just to name a few. She really nerds-out on this stuff so buckle up for a good time!

The Lakely opens at 5pm for dinner and drinks with DJ Nicky Jey spinning from 7pm to 10pm. Join us for Midwest comfort food, craft cocktails, and great tunes.

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