Friday, October 20, 2017

The Chase to present live jazz music at ‘An Evening of Promise’

SIOUX CENTER – A few adjectives will come to mind as The Chase fills the room with live jazz music during “An Evening of Promise.”

The Chase will perform a collection of jazz tunes
during Promise Community Health Center's ninth
annual "An Evening of Promise" Celebration and
Fundraiser on Thursday, Nov. 2, at Terrace View
Event Center in Sioux Center.

Smooth, melodic, soulful.

The band will entertain the audience with the pleasing background music during the the social time as people arrive and the dinner hour of Promise Community Health Center’s ninth annual celebration and fundraiser on Thursday, Nov. 2, at Terrace View Event Center in Sioux Center. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

Michel Gomes, who plays bass, said The Chase, formerly known as AK-Squared, gets its name from “continually chasing after new styles of music and different sources of inspiration.”

“We are very excited to play at this event and look forward to being able to play for a new audience,” Gomes said. “We have been experimenting with a few different jazz genres and look forward to perform it.”

This talented group of musicians also consists of Ariel Gomes on electric guitar, Mark Brauning on drums, and Daniel Amin on piano. The Gomes brothers and Amin are students at Dordt College in Sioux Center, and Brauning graduated last year.

All of the members of the ensemble have played for many years in various bands before coming together to form The Chase.

A sampling of the tunes the audience will hear include “Autumn Leaves” and “So What” by Miles Davis, “Take Five” by Dave Brubeck, “Moanin’” by Art Blakey and “Wave” by Tom Jobim.

“Our style is mostly pop-jazz, urban-jazz, with strong influence from Bepop and 60s jazz,” Michel Gomes said.

Promise Community Health Center of Sioux Center is the only Federally Qualified Health Center serving the far northwest corner of Iowa. Promise provides medical, prenatal, dental, vision and behavioral health services. To learn more, visit and watch this video. To read more Promise news, visit

Promise Community Health Center will present its ninth annual “An Evening of Promise” Celebration and Fundraiser on Thursday, Nov. 2, at Terrace View Event Center in Sioux Center.

The event, which serves as Promise’s primary fundraiser every year, will begin at 6 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The event will feature a catered dinner, live jazz music, presentation of the Addink Community Service Award and a silent auction to support Promise.

Ticket sales for “An Evening of Promise” will run through Wednesday, Oct. 25.

Tickets are $40 for adults, $20 for youth ages 4-17 and free for children 3 and under. They can be purchased online at or in person at Promise CHC, 338 1st Ave. NW, Sioux Center. For more information or to get a paper registration form, visit or call 712-722-1700.

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