Faculty member performs in Peoria

From: Peoria Journal Star (Peoria, IL)

They’re a duo like you’ve never heard. On the one hand, there’s Paul Adams, who plays guitar as well as a range of flutes — mainly of the Native American variety, although at least one in his instrument collections harks back to China. On the other is Dave Hoffman on the trumpet, fugelhorn and cornet, who traveled for years with Ray Charles and is steeped in jazz…

Hoffman teaches in the jazz program at Knox College. A flugelhorn soloist with the late Ray Charles starting in 1991, he has toured in Asia, Europe and North and South America… Adams and Hoffman’s body of work draws on influences from across the spectrum. Their concert on March 10 at Universalist Unitarian Church [in Peoria] might serve as the best label of all: “A World of Dreams and Jazz.”… Read more…