Grammy-nominated Imani Winds quintet to present Coe Marquis Series concert

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2014-01-09 10:39:07 - General

Imani Winds, photo credit Matthew Murphy

The Grammy-nominated Imani Winds quintet will perform in a Coe College Marquis Series concert on Saturday, Jan. 25, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Sinclair Auditorium.

Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for students and seniors. Seating is available by calling the Coe College Box Office at 319-399-8600, Monday - Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the event.

Imani Winds has established itself as one of the most successful chamber music ensembles in the United States. With the help of two member composers, the quintet is bridging European, American, African and Latin American traditions. Quintet members Valerie Coleman and Jeff Scott regularly create compositions and arrangements in order to expand the group's repertoire, adding new sounds and textures to its traditional instrumentation.

The group's touring schedule has led them across the globe. While traveling across the U.S, the Imani Winds has played in the nation's major concert venues, such as Carnegie Hall, and in virtually every major university performing arts series. The concerts have been described by listeners as "intense, dynamic and wildly colorful."

The Coe College Lecture and Performance Series is funded in part by a gift from the estate of Sarah Marquis in honor of her father, Dr. John A. Marquis, who was president of Coe College from 1909-1920. The purpose of the series is to bring entertainment and educational experiences to the Coe campus for the benefit of the entire community.

For more information, go to or call 399-8600.