Jazz in the Park 26th Season
Not many communities our size (or much bigger) can boast of such a long time quality cultural series such as ours. Since we started in 1988 we have had Down Beat Jazz Poll winners/finalists, Grammy nominees, groups with top 10 jazz albums with sales of over 100,000 albums, and over 1000 musicians from many states and several countries including England, Germany, Japan, Brazil, Sweden, Iceland, Russia, and Iran.
Jazz in the park concerts are free. Concerts start at 8 pm each Thursday in July and August in the bandstand in Staunton’s Gypsy Hill Park–600 Churchville Avenue, Staunton VA.
This year’s line up, with video and audio clips:
July 11- JUST JAZZIN’ BIG BAND… swinging’ 17 piece big band from Harrisonburg
July 18- JANE POWELL QUARTET… legendary world-traveled vocalist
July 28- Le HOTCLUB…gypsy jazz featuring violin virtuoso Dan Adams
August 1 – THE BOOGIE KINGS with special guest vocalist Wanda Eaves Taylor. Awsome stride/boogie pianist William Hayes takes us back to the roots of jazz and our own Richard Adams plays horns and bass, with J. T. Fauber on drums.
August 8- KIP WILLIAMS and BOP NATION… Some of Virginia’s finest players
August 15- BARRY GURLEY TRIO- superb pianist/vocalist doing music from Miles Davis to the Beatles
August 22- QUATRO NA BOSSA- authentic Brazilian jazz with Laura Singh
August 29- DAVE POPE QUARTET-featured soloist at the World Saxophone Conference in Scotland
Jazz in the Park is a S.P.L.A.A.T. production– Society for Preservation of Live American Aural Traditions.
For further information, contact Lew Morrison 540-337-6944 or 540-337-6040
Some groups may have other musicians than those shown in videos.