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Keyboard artist Pat Kelly kicks off Music@BCM 2020 season tonight with virtual performance

When the Music@BCM 2020 season kicks off Thursday evening with a jazz piano performance by Cincinnati keyboard artist Pat Kelly, concert fans will be able to listen in their own homes.

The first three concerts in the annual summer concert series will be virtual, performed online on Facebook Live from the artists’ homes. Kelly’s performance will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. this Thursday (July 9) on BCM’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/bcmuseumnky.

Pat Kelly

Kelly describes himself as “an eclectically-minded composer / arranger / pianist who has practiced his art in the Cincinnati area and beyond for nearly 30 years.” He began performing in a band at age 14 and was awarded the Bertha Langhorst Werner Scholarship in composition at Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where he graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor of Music degree.

Kelly has performed with numerous musicians and bands as a freelance musician and has composed and produced CDs for Cincinnati’s J Curve Records and the Inclusion Network, among other acclaimed projects. He is currently the music director of New Thought Unity Center in Cincinnati and an adjunct professor of jazz piano at Xavier University.

Kelly will be followed by Nicole Zuraitis on July 16 and Jake Speed on July 23. The second half of the Music@BCM series will be live in the museum’s amphitheatre in Devou Park — Magnolia Vale on July 30, Dark Moll on Aug. 6 and Ben Levin & The Heaters on Aug. 13.

There is no charge for the virtual concerts, but donations are welcomed! Complete details on the concert series will be posted on the museum’s website, www.bcmuseum.org.

Music@BCM 2020 is sponsored by Ruth Faragher and Family, Ersatz & Moot Point Railway Co. and the Alumni of WNOP Jazz Radio, Hummel Hatfield Insurance, KW Mechanical, George & Margaret McLane Foundation and Ashley Development.

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