Valparaiso, IN (May 20, 2015)—Natalie Cole was the headliner for Valparaiso University’s 30th annual Jazz Fest, held in mid-April in the campus’ Athletics–Recreation Center.
Sound Works Productions of Frankfort, IL supplied audio production that included a 20-box Nexo Geo S12 line array, four PS10s used for side fills, and eight RS18 Ray Subs, all powered by Nexo 4x4 amplifiers. The company also provided a Yamaha PM5D for monitors.
“The reason we chose to supply a Nexo Geo S12 for this gig is not only because it fit the rider specs of the headliner, but we needed a lightweight and easy to rig PA for the space without sacrificing any sound quality,” states Daniel Nickleski, Operations/Touring Relations, Sound Works Pro. “Mix the S12 with the RS18 subs and PS10 fills and we have a very unified rig that made everyone very happy. Nexo has always been our number-one choice.”
In addition to Cole, more than 250 high school students performed earlier in the Jazz Fest week along with the VU Combo and Jazz Ensemble with guest artist Tom "Bones" Malone (Blues Brothers). Marcus Roberts held a master class as well as performed with his Marcus Roberts Trio.
Sound Works Productions
NEXO and Yamaha