Rick Stitzel is returning to his hometown for a concert on Oct. 27 at the historic Burford Theatre in downtown Arkansas City.
Stitzel, a 1965 graduate of Arkansas City High School, is an accomplished musician and trumpet player.
His music will consist of unique versions of jazz standards, as well as pop tunes by Stevie Wonder, Cyndi Lauper and others.
Stitzel has enjoyed a long career as a performer, composer, educator and clinician.
He has performed with The Temptations, the 4 Tops, Frankie Valli, Natalie Cole and the Pointer Sisters, and has more than 200 published works of jazz music.
Stitzel will play with a group of musicians from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including drummer Keith Barton, who is an ACHS graduate from the class of 1968.
Stitzel’s daughter, Erin Selover, also will perform with the group. She is a professional singer and songwriter.
Tickets for the event are $20 and are available at www.burfordtheatre.com. This event is expected to sell out.
Tickets include a light supper. A cash bar will be available.
The V.J. Wilkins Family Center for the Arts at the Burford Theatre is located at 118 S. Summit St.