Cla-Zel offers busy musical scheduleWritten by Andrew Farr | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cla-Zel Theater in downtown Bowling Green will feature a variety of musical performances this weekend and through the summer.
On May 28, the Cla-Zel will conclude its recent jazz music series that will consist of several local musicians. Among these will be drummer and vocalist Damen Cook and pianist Gene Parker. Cook has a reputation as a stage and studio musician while Parker has previously performed with Tony Bennett, Gladys Knight and Sammy Davis Jr. He has also taught jazz music at BGSU and UT.
Later in the night, the music will shift as the Cla-Zel also welcomes some regional DJs coming from Cleveland, Columbus and even Chicago.
Cla-Zel owner Ammar Mufleh said these DJs are experimental in new types of electronic music and he said he is excited about bringing in some local, as well as regional acts to perform this type of music.
“These are really some interesting subcultures in electronic-based music,” Mufleh said.
Admission for Friday night’s events will be $5 at the door.
On May 30, the Cla-Zel will host a benefit concert to raise money for Latino students at Waite High School in Toledo. Mufleh said he has a friend that is the head of the Spanish club at the high school.
When funding was cut to the club, Mufleh wanted to do something to help out and decided to have a charity concert to raise money. The main act will be accordion player Albert Zamora. The event will also feature Bob Olivo, a radio DJ from Texas.
Tickets for Sunday’s event will be $18 in advance and $20 at the door.
The Cla-Zel will continue to host several music performances throughout the summer as the theater’s blues music series begins June 23 with the band Traveling By Sea.
Banan AlKilani, director of public relations for the Cla-Zel said there will be some great musical performances coming up in the next few months.
“We’re really excited about having some of these blues bands perform here,” AlKilani said. “Our lineup for the summer, as well as the fall, keeps looking better.”