Arts & music briefly

Richard Elliott Courtesy BYU-Idaho

The Scriver Baker Sjobeck Trio Courtesy Idaho Falls Arts Council

Colorado jazz trio to perform in I.F.

The Scriver Baker Sjobeck Trio, a Colorado-based nationally touring jazz piano trio, will perform at 7:30 tonight at the Carr Gallery in the Willard Arts Center, 498 A St.

According to the Idaho Falls Arts Council website, “their sound encapsulates the wide history of the piano trio tradition and expands on it, creating a modern take on a timeless genre. The trio is influenced by the music and styles of McCoy Tyner, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Ray Brown and Larry Gales.”

The concert is presented by the Eastern Idaho Jazz Society.

Tickets are $25 for jazz society members and $30 for nonmembers, and are available at

Tabernacle organist to perform at BYU-Idaho

Organist Richard Elliott will perform on the Ruffatti organ at 7:30 p.m. June 13 in the Barrus Concert Hall at Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg.

Elliott is principal organist for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in Salt Lake City. According to a BYU-Idaho news release, as part of his duties, he participates in the daily recital series on the 206-rank Aeolian-Skinner organ and accompanies the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on the choir’s weekly radio and TV broadcast, “Music and the Spoken Word.”

The June 13 program will include Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1” and Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in D Major, as well as “Variations on a Noel” by Marcel Dupré. Elliott will also play John Weaver’s setting of “For All the Saints,” which incorporates “When the Saints Go Marching In.” The program will end with the chorale fantasy on “How Brightly Shines the Morning Star” by the German composer Max Reger.

Tickets for the Center Stage Performing Arts Series show are $8 for the general public and $4 for BYU-Idaho students.

Get front row seats to Otter Creek at Blackfoot PAC

The bluegrass group Otter Creek will provide a unique experience for music fans during a Backstage Event on Saturday at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center.

The event, which begins at 7:30 p.m., brings the audience on stage with the performers.

“This concert arrangement has proven to be very popular with both performers and audience members alike,” a Blackfoot PAC news release said.

Peter and Mary Danzig make up Otter Creek. The group has won multiple awards for their instrumentals, songwriting, and arrangements of traditional and original tunes. Peter has won the Utah State Fiddle Championship while Mary won the Fiddle Championship.

According to the Blackfoot PAC release, they have opened for The Claire Lynch Band, and have performed with many acclaimed songwriters including Peter Mayer, Kate MacLeod, and Alicia McGovern.

Tickets for the concert are $10 and are available at, by calling 208-317-5508, or at the door the night of the concert. Because of limited seating, only 200 tickets will be sold so people are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance.