Al Hospers & the Valley Horns with Kemp Harris will play at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 15, at Denmark Arts Center. Submitted photo

Al Hospers & the Valley Horns with Kemp Harris will play at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 15, at Denmark Arts Center.

Al Hospers & the Valley Horns is a 7-piece band that plays eclectic mix of cover tunes with unique arrangements as well as original songs that audiences have come to enjoy. They play dance and rock music, with a heavy emphasis on R&B and the groove, plus some funky jazz and up-tempo swing. The core band features Al Hospers (bass/vocals), Mike Sakash (saxophones), Jarrod Taylor (guitar), Michelle Boggs (trumpet) and Craig Bryan Jr. (drums).

They will be joined by Kemp Harris, an acclaimed singer/songwriter/performer with influences that encompass funk, jazz, blues and more. Kemp honed his powerful, intimate, performance style in Cambridge’s coffeehouses, developing into a magnetic frontman who has shared stages with artists such as Koko Taylor, Gil Scott-Heron, and Taj Mahal. He has composed original music for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Complexions Contemporary Ballet, established a songwriting residency at Boston’s Wang Theater, and recently delivered a series of master classes at Berklee College of Music on the subject of Artists as Activists, alongside Chad Stokes of the band Dispatch and members of the dance troupe Urban Bush Women.

Band Leader, bassist and Musical Director Al Hospers has done studio work in New York, played with BS&T and Buddy Rich, played with a variety of well-known regional artists including James Montgomery, Diane Blue, Bruce Marshall, as well as records and produces a wide variety of artists. Al has also toured as opening acts with Tower Of Power, Argent, Canned Heat, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Elvin Bishop and has performed with jazz greats Louis Bellson and Stan Getz and had a rock/pop band with Bruce Hornsby.

Our HEPA air purifier systems and ventilation will be engaged for indoor performances. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at

The Denmark Arts Center is an award-winning 501(c)3 cultural organization founded in 1994 in the rural community of Denmark. Housed in the town’s historic 1883 Odd Fellows Hall, the DAC offers year-round events and workshops in contemporary dance, theater, music and visual art to community members young and old. DAC is at 50 West Main St., Denmark. For more information, visit


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