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NEXO Mainstay at Valpo Jazz Fest

May, 2015

Sound Works Productions Supports Jazz Fest With GEO 12, PM5D

Multiple Grammy Award-winning recording artist Natalie Cole headlined Valparaiso University’s 30th annual Jazz Fest. The Festival took place in mid-April in the Athletics-Recreation Center of the Indiana university.

Sound Works Productions, Inc. (Frankfort, IL) was tasked with supplying 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 4x4amplifiers. The Company also supplied 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 light-weight 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, over 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.

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