PIQUA — The Edison Foundation’s 18th annual Holiday Evening event will be held on Thursday, Dec. 3 at the Piqua campus and will feature the renowned Jakarta Band, as the headlining entertainment for the night’s festivities.
Proceeds from Holiday Evening directly support Edison’s General Scholarship Fund, which provides financial assistance to more than 4,000 traditional and non-traditional students throughout their academic pursuits at Edison.
The evening’s festivities begin with hors de ‘oeuvres at 6:30 p.m., followed by a special performance from The Jakarta Band at 8 p.m. The Jakarta Band is a highly sought-after old-school funk and R&B band that plays a variety of music ranging from disco to soul, to hip-hop and soft rock.
Band member Isaac Points has been performing for 35 years and his expertise of funk has been proven time and time again. He has opened for Stanley Clark and Herbie Hancock, played bass with Chuck Berry and Tony Bennett and performed on USO tours with Joe Clemons. Band member Jeffrey Young has enjoyed a nationally celebrated career as a sought-after trombone player and performer and has worked with Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Peaches and Herb and Bobby Vinton to name a few.
The cost to attend is $125 per person. For more information, visit www.edisonohio.edu/holidayevening or contact Julie Slattery at [email protected] or 778-7805.