Multi-instrumentalist and saxophone aficionado Rob Verdi will be performing at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Horace Good Middle School's Clifford Hope Auditorium as part of the Southwest Kansas Live on Stage concert series.

Verdi received his musical training at the Arizona State University School of Music. After a year of teaching junior high band, he relocated to Los Angeles to accept a full-time position with the Entertainment Division of the Walt Disney Company. His jazz band, the Side Street Strutters, entertained guests at Disneyland for 22 years and presented formal concerts and symphony pops programs throughout the U.S.

Verdi then created SAXsational - The Next Generation, which explores a variety of musical styles, including popular jazz standards of the swing era, iconic rhythm and blues selections and trendy, contemporary pop hits.

Doors will open at 6:15 p.m., with local talent performing at 6:30 p.m. Single tickets are $25, and $6 for students. For more information, call (620) 275-1667 or visit theLive on Stage website at