Jazz star to bring Motown mix to Music Fest 2014 stage

August 6, 2014 | Events, UToday
By Jessica LeMire



Jazz flutist Alexander Zonjic has jammed at every Music Fest event and will return to The University of Toledo for the 2014 event.

Zonjic

Zonjic

During his career, the Windsor, Ontario, native has rocked with numerous musicians, including Kenny G, Jeff Lorber and Keiko Matsui. He hosts a radio show called “Alexander Zonjic From A to Z” that can be heard on Canadian radio and WVMV’s HD2 Channel.

Zonjic’ latest album, Doin’ the D, paid tribute to his second home, Detroit.

In keeping with the Detroit theme, Zonjic will take the stage with the Motor City Horns with Serieux.

The Motor City Horns have performed with a variety of artists and groups, including Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band and with Clarence Clemons and The Temple of Soul. Members of the band also have played alongside Justin Timberlake, The Temptations, The Four Tops, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Yo-Yo Ma.

Joining Zonjic and Motor City Horns will be Serieux, a Detroit-based, traditional soul vocal group, which recreates the vibes of artists such as The Temptations, The Four Tops and The Manhattans. They have opened for major acts such as Earth, Wind and Fire, and The Whispers.

The free outdoor music festival will take place Friday, Aug. 29, from 4 to 11:30 p.m. in the Rocket Hall parking lot on the southwest corner of UT’s Main Campus.

Stay tuned for additional artist announcements for Music Fest 2014 and the complete lineup.

For more information, visit utoledo.edu/musicfest or follow the event on Facebook at facebook.com/UTMusicFest and Twitter at twitter.com/musicfest14.