Festival Roundup Feb 2018

(Pictured: The Fat Babies Jazz Band)

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Professor Adrian Cunningham, shown personification prohibited shriek during a 2018 Chicken Fat Ball, will inform a North Carolina Jazz Festival this month. (photo by Lynn Redmile Photography; www.lynnredmile.com)

The 38th annual festival will be staged during a Wilmington Hilton Riverside ballroom, 301 N. Water St., unaware a Cape Fear River. This ancestral city has many engaging shops, art galleries, museums and restaurants, as good as a film studio, circuitously beaches, and Revolutionary and Civil War sites to try during your days here. All dusk concerts start during 7:30 p.m. a Thursday Night Showcase on Feb. 2 focuses on “Styles of Jazz,” with performances by Mangroove with “A Tribute to Horace Silver,” Nicki Parrott Trio presenting their Road Show, and Professor Cunningham’s Traditional Jazz Jam.
Friday and Saturday evenings will underline a festival’s 15 All-Star musicians in a normal 7 sets of 6 or 7 players, any set with a opposite leader. These will be four-and-a-half-hour concerts. Saturday’s Patron Brunch from 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. will showcase all of a festival’s musicians culminating in an spontaneous “jam” in that assembly members who are musicians have a eventuality to play with a all-stars. Musicians embody Herman Burney, Adrian Cunningham, Conal Fowkes, Jim Fryer, Bruce Harris, Debbie Kennedy, Eddie Metz, Nate Najar, Ed Polcer, Chuck Redd, Scott Robinson, Jonathan Russell, Cynthia Sayer, Rossano Sportiello, and Dion Tucker.
Three-day enthusiast tickets cost $225, two-day tickets $200; Thursday usually $40, Friday $60, Saturday $60; troops $25; students $15; ncjazzfestival.com; (910) 793-1111; NCJF, P.O. Box 7681, Wilmington, NC 28406


SOUNDS OF MARDI GRAS (Fresno, CA) – Feb. 8-11
The 34th book of this gratifying festival in Fresno kicks off during a DoubleTree by Hilton with a Thursday dusk pre-party. The report picks adult Friday with a “Putting on a Ritz” Charleston-themed parade, followed by a annual accession of a Festival King and Queen, and a hot-jazz Swing Dance.
Attendees can meet-and-greet musicians Saturday morning before a Parasol Parade and Masquerade Party and Costume Parade in a grand tradition of Mardi Gras. Things hang adult on Sunday with a Wind Down Dinner and Dance. New bands and performers for 2018 embody Brian Casserly, Gator Nation, and Randi Cee. Returning are Grand Dominion JB, High Sierra JB, Midnight Rose, Sister Swing, Bob Schulz’s Frisco JB, Climax JB, Tom Rigney Flambeau, Blue Street JB, Gino The Lone Gunmen, Devil Mountain JB, Yosemite JB, Dick Williams’ Jazz Sea Jammers, Doug Finke’s Hot Cookies, and Tom Hook The Terriers. Youth bands embody TNT, River Rats, Yosemite High School Jazz Band, and Dixie Dominus.
Three-day passes cost $105 before Dec. 16, or $110 thereafter; acknowledgment prices for sold events operation from $20 to $55; day passes are giveaway for those ages 29 and younger, though a free-entry banking contingency be obtained; (209) 534-1924. www.fresnodixie.com.

Staged during Capistrano Hall during California State University, Sacramento a.k.a. Sacramento State, a TJYBF is cosponsored by a Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society Foundation and Sacramento State University Jazz Studies in team-work with a Trad Jazz Educators Network. It is an all-day festival dedicated to a opening and training of normal jazz open to 30 propagandize bands, jazz-club sponsored bands and eccentric girl bands with combo bands behaving non-competitively. Each garb receives onstage feedback and a lead-sheet hospital following a performance. Also enclosed is an discretionary Friday-evening clinician-mentored jam session; Saturday jazz workshop; noon Jazz’n’Pizza jam session; dusk showcase of encore performances and some-more than $4,000 in awards/scholarships; and shutting unison featuring trombonist Russ Phillips with a all-star Clinicians Band: Bob Draga (cl), Joe Midiri (cl/sax), Paul Midiri (vbs/tbn), Bill Dendle (bn/gtr), Jason Wanner (p), Katie Cavera (b), Ron Jones (dr), who will also perform as a all-star Clinicians Band during a Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society’s “Jazz Sunday” during a Riverside Elks Lodge.
Festival tickets cost $10 in allege or $12 during a door. Contact piece chairpersons Giselle Koford, (916) 690-9356, g.koford@yahoo.com or Kathy Becker during (916) 635-7224 or Jazzgal57@att.net. For festival info, call (916) 970-5100; email youthbandfest@sacjazz.org; or revisit on a web during sacjazzfoundation.org/tjybf/

The Newport Beach (CA) Jazz Party welcomes a Four Freshmen, graphic here in 2016 (from left): Curtis Calderon, trumpet; Tommy Boynton, bass; Stein Malvey, guitar; and Bob Ferreira, drums and leader. In 2017, trumpeter Jon Gaines joined. (photo pleasantness www.hamptonarts.net)

NEWPORT BEACH JAZZ PARTY (Newport Beach, CA) – Feb. 15-18
With a stellar lineup of over 50 all-star musicians and a wide-ranging module of specially-themed sessions guaranteed to prove any jazz ambience and genre, a 18th annual Newport Beach Jazz Party promises to pull jazz fans in droves to a balmy shores of California’s Orange County a weekend of Feb. 15-18. Held during a Marriott Newport Beach Hotel Spa, festivities are orchestrated from morning compartment good after dusk with a bustling four-day report of daily dusk concerts, poolside sessions, dual champagne jazz brunches, and a Saturday night dance, usually for starters.
Butch Miles will lead a Frank Capp Juggernaut reverence band, while Chuck Reed will front a organisation that will play a song of a Terry Gibbs Dream Band. The Jazz Party All-Star rope will be destined by John Clayton. The Four Freshmen will be on board, and Ken Peplowski, Pete Barbutti, and James Morrison will perform with “Tales from a Road.” Harry Allen pays reverence to Woody Herman, and Mike Costly offers “An Afternoon of Blues, Jazz Swing.” Bill Cunliffe will representation a bit of Brazilian jazz, while Tony Monaco will benefaction “A Jazz Organ Monster.”
A prejudiced outline of a All-Star lineup of musicians finds a names of Bria Skonberg, Ehud Asherie, Tamir Hendelman, Katie Thiroux, Lewis Nash, Dan Barrett, Scott Hamilton, Houston Person, Barbara Morrison, Richard Simon, and Joe LaBarbera among those listed.
For piece and hotel information and a finish artist schedule, call (949)759-5003 or revisit online during www.newportbeachjazzparty.com. Reserved seating during a concerts is available.

SEASIDE JAZZ FESTIVAL (Seaside, OR) – Feb. 22-25
Formerly called a Oregon Dixieland Jubilee, a Seaside Jazz Festival takes place on a north seashore of Oregon in a small city with a race of about 6,500. Seaside is maybe best famous for a overwhelming sunsets that can be witnessed from a 1.5-mile ocean-side dance – “The Prom” – as it’s famous by a locals. The 35th annual jazz fest, orderly and presented by a Lighthouse Jazz Society, is headquartered during a Seaside Civic and Convention Center. Concerts are staged during 5 featured venues, 3 during a Convention Center, one during Seaside Elks Lodge 1748, and one during a Best Western Ocean View Resort. All located in downtown Seaside, a venues are within easy walking stretch of one another, and a giveaway convey use will be using between them.
A special Thursday-night opening will flog things off with song by Dave Bennett Memphis Speed Kings. The categorical festival starts on Friday afternoon and runs until Sunday afternoon. Each rope or performer plays mixed sets, relocating between venues. These sets typically normal an hour or so. Seaside’s featured bands and performers embody High Sierra, Tom Rigney Flambeau, Dave Bennett Quartet, Uptown Lowdown Jazz Band, Ivory Gold®, Stephanie Trick Paolo Alderighi, Black Swan Jazz Band, Bob Draga with Friends, The High Street Party Band, Dave Bennett and The Memphis Speed Kings, Rock Island Roustabouts, Blue Street, and Gino and a Lone Gunmen..
Festival badges $90 by Feb. 1, 2018, and $95 during a door; three-day badges for students cost $15, and kids ages 14 and younger are certified giveaway if accompanied by a profitable adult; daily badge prices operation from $20 to $60; Thursday only, $10. PO Box 813, Seaside, OR 97138. Information and credit label sales: (866) 345-6257, 9am-5pm (Pacific Time) M-F; jazzseaside.com. Lodging: Visitor’s Bureau: 888-306-2326. Email: Lighthousejazz@pacifier.com.

Dan Barrett and Jon-Erik Kellso join adult again during a San Diego Jazz Party in Del Mar, CA, where Barrett will be respected as this year’s Jazz Legend. (photo by Charles Farley, pleasantness kellsojazz.com)

SAN DIEGO JAZZ PARTY (Del Mar, CA) – Feb. 23-25
The 30th annual San Diego Jazz Party is set to take place in Del Mar, Calif., 20 miles north of San Diego. The San Diego Jazz Party any year honors jazz musicians who surpass in their profession, who are hold in high venerate among their peers, and who have “paid their dues” to a universe of jazz music. The SDJP began a tradition of honoring a musician during a Jazz Party in 2005. This year’s “Jazz Legend” honoree will be trombonist Dan Barrett.
In serve to Dan Barrett, performers during a 2018 Jazz Party will be Evan Arntzen, Bill Allred, John Allred, Charlie Bertini, James Chirillo, John Eaton, Eddie Erickson, Jon-Erik Kellso, Rebecca Kilgore, Ed Metz, Jr., Butch Miles, Nicki Parrott, Houston Person, Jr., Ed Polcer, Chuck Redd, Antti Sarpila, Richard Simon, Rossano Sportiello, Dave Stone, Johnny Varro, and Jason Wanner.
All-events badges cost $240 and includes Friday free-bar cocktail jubilee and Saturday jazz brunch; Friday-evening passes cost $80; Saturday passes cost $140; Sunday passes cost $80; reservations for unaccompanied sessions supposed after Dec. 1; email Jazz Party executive Dan Reid during dreid17@outlook.com; www.sandiegojazzparty.com; write (619) 787-8792; or write San Diego Jazz Party, 1632 Hillstone Avenue, Escondido, CA 92029-4332.

Big Mama Sue and Fast Eddie Erickson lapse to a Jazz Bash by a Bay in Monterey, CA. (photo pleasantness bigmamasue.com)

JAZZ BASH BY THE BAY (Monterey, CA) Mar 2-4
Dixieland Monterey hosts a 38th annual Jazz Bash by a Bay, with 8 venues including 7 dance floors all underneath one roof in a newly refurbished Portola Hotel Spa and a totally remodeled Monterey Conference Center.
This year’s “Musician of a Year” is pianist Mark Allen Jones who, along with several other pianists, will perform we in a new double-piano venue, upstairs in a Conference Center. There is no dance building in this venue so we can chair some-more people. Other guest artists embody Jeff Barnhart and Brian Holland (who teamed adult as a Artist Consultants), Danny Coots, Katie Cavera, Eddie Erickson, and Bob Draga. Bands for 2018 include: The Au Brothers, Blue Street Jazz Band, Bye Bye Blues Boys Band, Carl Sonny Leyland Trio, Crescent Katz, Crown Syncopators, Fast Mama Entertainment, Gator Nation, Grand Dominion, High Sierra Jazz Band, IvoryGold®, Royal Society Jazz Orchestra, Side Street Strutters with Meloney Collins, Titan Hot 7, Tom Rigney Flambeau, Wally’s Warehouse Waifs, and Yve Evans Trio, with during slightest 2 Youth bands on a schedule.
The Festival kicks off Thursday dusk with a one-time-only unison in a hotel by We 3 ($30.00) and a Swing Dance to Clicktrax Jazz Orchestra ($25.00) in a DeAnza Ballroom. (Tickets to embody both events are $50.00; these dual programs are in not enclosed in Badge prices.) Individual Early Bird All-Event Badges for 3 days are $95.00 by Dec 31, 2017. Day badges are available. Patron Badges, that includes a Patrons’ Brunch and indifferent seating, are $240.00 each.
For some-more information or to sequence Badges, greatfully call 888-349-6879; info@jazzbashbythebay.com; www.jazzbashbythebay.com.

In a years before emancipation, worker owners in New Orleans postulated their workers a day off on Sundays to suffer a small revelry. The slaves would accumulate in a place famous as Congo Square to sing, dance and play drums in gripping with their African heritage. From these tranquil genealogical rhythms and other strains of song that filtered into New Orleans in a late 1800s came a famous low-pitched art form now famous as jazz. The 10th annual Congo Square Festival will be staged for giveaway on both Saturday and Sunday, Mar 3-4, from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. both days, in Louis Armstrong Park, 701 N. Rampart St., in aged New Orleans. Performers TBA.
Admission is free, though donations will be accepted; (504) 558-6100; jazzandheritage.org/congo-square; 504-410-4100.

TRIBUTE TO BIX FEST (Racine, WI) – Mar 8-11
Legendary cornetist Bix Beiderbecke is remembered during this 29th annual fest staged during a Architect Conference Center Hotel (formerly a Marriott), 7111 Washington Ave., Highway 20, in Racine. Known as a Invention City, Racine is located during a mouth of a Root River, median between Milwaukee and Chicago. The brainchild of festival Director Phil Pospychala, a Tribute to Bix Fest offers several unaccompanied events including a Annual Bus Tour to Hell, unaccompanied films, chronological fun lectures, dual days of new/used 78/LP/CD record sales with 50 play tables, all-night 78 spinning, late-night jam sessions, and run cartwheels with a famous Schmooze Gals. “We’re unapproachable to be out of balance with a times,” Phil says. “Good fitness to all from Rexall!” Bands embody a Augmented Fat Babies (featuring Andy Schumm, Dave Bock, and Mike Davis) celebrating a famous Dorsey Brothers Orchestra of 1928-1934, a Sweet Sheiks (“If we like Tuba Skinny you’ll like a Sweet Sheiks,” says Phil P.), ragtime pianists and composers Reginald Robinson and John Reed-Torres, and a horde of immature stars.
Prices, rooms, and other sum to be announced soon; giveaway acknowledgment to after-hours jam sessions; bixfest.com, (847) 996-0246; bixguy@hotmail.com.

Since 1988 jazz fans have flocked to southwestern Oregon to attend a annual South Coast Clambake Festival now staged during a Mill Casino, in North Bend. The bands play during 4 opposite venues – a Salmon Room, Hazel Room, Cedar Room and Saw Blade – within a hotel owned and operated by a Coquille Indian Tribe. Located on Highway 101, a venue overlooks poetic Coos Bay, an S-shaped H2O brook and brook where a Coos River enters a large bay. Volunteers from a Bay Area Traditional Society for Jazz (“B.A.T.S for Jazz”) continue to keep a fire blazing for Dixieland jazz. The 2018 barbecue serves a prohibited brew of normal jazz, swing, doo-wop, blues, large rope and zydeco. Performers will embody a Dave Bennett and a Memphis Speed Kings, High Street, Barn Door Slammers, Gator Nation, Stompy Jones, Lisa Mann, Jacob Miller The Bridge City Crooners, a Phat Cat Swingers, Evolution, and a Young Bucs.
Prices and serve sum to be announced soon. For info, call (541) 267-7665; email clambakejazz@gmail.com; or write to P.O Box 374, North Bend, Ore. 97459; or revisit clambakejazz.com for camp and other information.

Aside from Mardi Gras Day, a many poignant day for a Mardi Gras Indians is their Super Sunday. The New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Council always has their Indian Sunday on a third Sunday of March, around St. Joseph’s Day. Their festivities start during noon in A.L. Davis Park (at Washington LaSalle Streets) where a Mardi Gras Indians once again dress in their feathers and suits and take to a streets to accommodate other “gangs.”
Nobody is totally certain when a tradition of Mardi Gras Indians “masking” on St. Joseph’s night began. However, there have been reports of Indians on St. Joseph’s night dating behind to before World War I.
In 1969, a initial march was combined and rolled by city during night. In 1970, it was switched to a day march on Sunday afternoon, and stays so. The daytime parades make a Indians permitted to a ubiquitous open and concede visitors and locals comparison to admire their extraordinary costumes, crowns, and accessories. If time permits, make it a indicate to take partial in this conspicuous New Orleans tradition.
All Super Sunday Mardi Gras Indian outside gatherings and processions are giveaway and open to a public; presented by The New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Council founded by Bertrand Butler; (504) 248-0724 mardigrasneworleans.com/supersunday; mardigrasindiancouncil.org/.

Pianist and vocalist Daryl Sherman will seem with her party during a 49th annual Pee Wee Russell Memorial Stomp in Whippany, NJ. (photo pleasantness www.darylsherman.com)

The 49th annual day-long reverence to a Oklahoma-bred clarinetist (1906-1969) who spanned eras from Dixieland to pitch to bebop is staged by a New Jersey Jazz Society during The Birchwood Manor, 111 N. Jefferson Road, located off Route 10 in Whippany, N.J. Stomp attendees will dance and sup during a Birchwood’s income bar and buffet, from noon to 5 p.m. This year a Stomp facilities a George Gee Orchestra, Professor Cunningham and His Old School, a Daryl Sherman Quartet, and a Warren Vaché Quintet.
Tickets cost $35 in advance, $45 during a doorway (NJJS members $5 less), $10 for students with ID; book a list of 10 to 14 and get one giveaway admission; njjs.org; (800) 833-3006.

This ragtime frisk is named after a Starkville, Mississippi, businessman who donated his endless collection of piece music, instruments, phonographs, and memorabilia to Mississippi State University in a late 1980s. Charles H. Templeton quite appreciated ragtime music, a genre that enjoyed a rise recognition between 1895 and 1918. Although this decade-old festival has educational roots—it’s hosted by a University Library and a Charles Templeton Sr. Music Museum as a means of enhancing investigate of early jazz—it showcases some of a world’s best ragtime and walk piano players. For 2018, Festival Artistic Director Jeff Barnhart, himself a phenomenally gifted pianist, will perform with Kris Tokarski, Steve Cheseborough, and Eddie Erickson—and Jeff will perform with flutist Anne Barnhart as IvoryGold®. The eventuality takes place in Mitchell Memorial Library and McComas Hall Auditorium, during Hardy Rd. and President Circle.
All-event tickets cost $50; Friday usually $30; Saturday usually $30; sold concerts $10; and seniors accept a 20 percent discount; P.O. Box 5408, Mississippi State, MS 39762; (662) 325-6634; Lynda Graham, 662-325-6634, email: lgraham@library .msstate.edu; library.msstate.edu/ragtime festival. For camp information: visit.starkville.org/where-to-stay.

The Northern California city of Eureka sits amid soaring redwood forests south of Arcata Bay, 275 miles north of San Francisco. Eureka’s windy Old Town waterfront district stands adjacent to this festival’s 7 venues including The Red Lion Hotel, The Adorni Center, a Eureka Theater, The Sequoia Center, Morris Graves Museum, and Eureka Municipal Auditorium. The 28th annual Redwood Coast Music Festival presents 4 days of normal jazz, swing, rockabilly and zydeco, and dual nights of blues. 2018 performers embody Jeff Barnhart’s Earthquakers, Dave Bennett Quartet, Tom Rigney Flambeau, Carl Sonny Leyland Friends, Dave Stuckey The Hot House Gang, Clint Baker’s Hot Five, Gator Nation, Dave Bennett The Memphis Speed Kings, Cocuzzi Courtet, Joe Smith The Spicy Pickles, Kris Tokarski Sextet, Candy Jacket Jazz Band, Ivory Gold®, Dave Stuckey’s Hoot Owls, Stompy Jones, Gino The Lone Gunmen, Chris Dawson Trio, Pappy Junior’s Western Swing All-Stars, and Jump Swing Imperials, with Special Guest Artists Jeff Barnhart, Dave Bennett, Brian Casserly, Katie Cavera, Danny Coots, Chris Dawson, Chloe Feoranzo, Carl Sonny Leyland, Sam Rocha, Andy Stein, and Dan Walton. Blues artists embody Mark Hummel’s Golden State Lone Star Revue, Lisa Mann, Terry Hanck Band, Bishop Mayfield Friends, and a Andy T Band (with Anson Funderburgh Alabama Mike).
Early Bird Tickets on sale by Feb 28, 2018: $90 for an all-event, three-day pass and $60 for blues events on Friday and Saturday; 523 Fifth St., Eureka, CA 95501; (707) 445-3378; admin@redwoodjazz.org; rcmfest.org.

Now in a 35th year, this giveaway festival is staged Apr 7 and 8, during a ancestral Seville Square Gazebo in downtown Pensacola, in Florida’s western panhandle. Nicknamed “The City of Five Flags,” Pensacola is a seaport city located on Pensacola Bay stable by a separator island of Santa Rosa. This year headliners embody a Scott Wilson Quartet, Paula Atherton, Michael Pellera, Andy Martin, Patrick Frost, and The 4 Korners; full lineup and report is nonetheless to be announced.
Admission is free; jazzpensacola.com; (850) 433-8382.

FRENCH QUARTER FESTIVAL (New Orleans, LA) – Apr 12-15
Started as a area entertainment some-more than 3 decades ago, a French Quarter Festival has given grown into “The World’s Largest Block Party” where visitors join locals to suffer a best of Louisiana music, food and culture, all for free. Featuring some-more than 800 musicians on 20 stages, some-more than 5 dozen food-and-beverage vendors (all dishes are labelled in a $3-$5 range), kid-friendly attractions, giveaway tours of dark French Quarter patios and gardens, a Pirate’s Alley art show, a world’s largest praline, and fireworks bursting over a Mississippi River. The 34th annual French Quarter Festival will be staged over a half dozen blocks between Bourbon Street and a Mississippi Riverfront, there is no acknowledgment and fences do not hang a site. Performers for 2018 are TBA, though final year’s headliners enclosed The Lena Prima Band, Dr. Michael White, Ellis Marsalis, Evan Christopher’s Clarinet Road, and coronet bands such as a New Birth Brass Band and The Brass-A-Holics.
More than 60 food and libation booths will be sparse via a ancestral French Quarter. Admission is free; (504) 522-5730; fqfi.org/frenchquarterfest/.

JAZZAFFAIR 2018 (Three Rivers, CA) – Apr 13-15
Inspired by a longtime hosts—The High Sierra Jazz Band—the Jazzaffair takes place annually in a Central California city of Three Rivers, nestled in a Kaweah River ravine usually above Lake Kaweah, in a Sierra Nevada Mountains. Festival venues embody a Lions Club, a Veterans Memorial Building and a St. Anthony Retreat. Free convey buses ride festival goers from place to place. Along with a High Sierra combo, performers for a 45th annual Jazzaffair will be Bob Draga, Dixie Dominus, Cornet Chop Suey, Grand Dominion, a “All New” High Street Party Band, Carl Sonny Leyland, Reedley River Rats, Tom Rigney and Flambeau, Blue Street Jazz Band, and Bob Schulz.
All-event three-day badge costs $95 if purchased on or before Mar 15 or $100 after Mar 15; children (no age limit) three-day piece $50; children underneath age 12 are giveaway when accompanied by a primogenitor or guardian; Apr 12 Lions Recognition Dinner-concert $15. For info, write S.T.J.C., Box 712, 42490 Kaweah River Drive, Three Rivers, CA 93271; write (559) 561-1621; or revisit sierratraditionaljazzclub.com/jazzaffair-2018.

Before 1912, a Central California city of Oakhurst was famous as Fresno Flats. Before 1912, jazz was famous as ragtime. This common jubilee of ragtime piano personification is staged during a Oakhurst Community Center, 39800 Road 425-B, south of China Creek and usually north of Oakhurst Mobile Home Estates. Oakhurst is located in a foothills of a Sierra Nevadas, 14 miles south of a opening to Yosemite National Park. This year’s performers and report are nonetheless to be announced.
Ticket prices are nonetheless to be announced; greatfully see facebook.com/oakhurstragtimefestival; write (559) 683-7860 or (559) 683 6570.

Michigan ragtimer and composer (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow) Bob Milne anchors Zehnder’s Ragtime Festival in Frankenmuth, MI this spring. (photo pleasantness www.bobmilne.com)

ZEHNDER’S RAGTIME FESTIVAL (Frankenmuth, MI) – Apr 26-29
Zehnder’s 24rd Annual Ragtime Festival featuring a honour of Michigan, pianist Bob Milne, will be staged during Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth, 730 S. Main St., in a colorful city nicknamed Little Bavaria. Also called “Muth” for short, a city is located in Saginaw County, in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, about 22 miles south of Lake Huron. Events embody cooking unison on Wednesday, lunch concerts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Vaudeville Night Thursday, a Friday-night picnic, and a grand culmination cooking unison on Saturday. By a way, Zehnder’s serves a world-famous duck cooking along with delicious breads and pastries. Performers for 2017 tentatively embody homeboy Bob Milne along with Jeff Barnhart, Adam Swanson, Bob Seeley, and Daniel Souvigny, and others.
Ticket prices for sold events final year ranged from $25 to $55. Reservations are compulsory for lunch, brunch, and all cooking concerts. For some-more info or reservations call (800) 863-7999, ext. 450; or revisit zehnders.com.

One of America’s unaccompanied celebrations, this multi-faceted festival presents song between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. during a final weekend of Apr and initial weekend of May, during a dozen opposite stages all over a Fair Grounds Race Course, in a Crescent City’s ancestral Mid-City neighborhood. Each theatre is dedicated to opposite character of music, and jazz fans compensate sold pleasantness to venues such as a Congo Square Stage, a Gospel Tent, a Blues Tent, and a Economy Hall Tent. Performers for a 49th annual festival are TBA.
Ticket prices for 2018 are also TBA, though final year allege adult single-day tickets cost $70, or $80 during a gate. (504) 410-4100 or (504) 558-6100; nojazzfest.com.

The extraordinary Fat Babies of Chicago will be on palm to play off a 30th and final Capitol City Jazz Fest in wise style. (photo pleasantness www.thefatbabies.com)

CAPITAL CITY JAZZ FEST (Fitchburg, WI) – Apr 27-29
The 30th Capital City Jazz Fest will be a final eventuality presented by a Madison Jazz Society. According to a Madison Jazz Society website, “This good choice of musicians from all over a nation will truly assistance us ‘go out with a bang!!’—the Buck Creek Jazz Band, a Fat Babies Jazz Band, a Midiri Brothers Jazz Sextet, Red Lehr’s Powerhouse Five + One and special guest vocalist Marilyn Keller and Bob Schulz.” Bob Schulz will lead a kick-off jubilee on Thursday, Apr 26, featuring members of a bands behaving during a Fest and other special guests. There will be a Jazz Worship Celebration during a Fest venue, led by Marilyn Keller and Red Lehr’s Powerhouse Five + One, during 9 AM on Sunday, Apr 29.
All-event badges cost $140 or $40 for children; sold eventuality tickets cost $35 or $10 for children. Children age 11 and younger are giveaway when accompanied by an adult. Seating during any Fest eventuality is singular to 200 people during tables of 8. For some-more information, revisit www.madisonjazz.com/events/ category/jazzfest/; (608) 850-5400.

A JAZZ PARTY WEEKEND (McCall, ID) – Apr 27-29
For a initial time, this grand jazz whack presented by a Sun Valley Jazz Music Festival will be staged during a extraordinary Shore Lodge, 501 Lake St., McCall, Idaho, from Apr 27 by 29, 2018. This poetic hotel is on seaside of Payette Lake, and has been rated third best camp in a western US by Condé Nast Traveler. Performers will embody Charlie Bertini and Brian Casserly, trumpet; SherriLynn Colby, vocals; Danny Coots and Eddie Metz, Jr., drums; Bobby Durham and Sam Rocha, bass; Brian Holland and Jason Wanner, piano; Nate Ketner and Terry Myers, reeds; Russ Phillips, trombone; and Jerry Krahn, guitar..
General acknowledgment tickets are $150; VIP Reserved Sponsor seats, $350; sunvalleyjazz.com/; (877) 478-5277.

BAYOU BOOGALOO (Bayou St. John, New Orleans, LA) – May 18-20
Since 2006 along this colorful revelry has been presented giveaway of assign by a MotherShip Foundation during Bayou Saint John during Orleans Avenue and North Jefferson Davis Parkway, in a City that Care Forgot. Performers for 2018 will be announced this spring.
Admission is free; (504) 488-3865; thebayouboogaloo.com; info@MotherShipFoundation.org.

Denver’s Joe Smith and The Spicy Pickles pitch during a 2018 Evergreen (CO) Jazz Festival.

EVERGREEN JAZZ FESTIVAL (Evergreen, CO) – Jul 27-29
Located usually 30 mins southwest of Denver, a scenic towering village of Evergreen provides an halcyon environment for a three-day eventuality hold during a final weekend in July. Five distinctive, insinuate venues trimming from a church to a bar and griddle give audiences a pleasant accumulation of up-close-and-personal listening experiences. The lineup for 2018 includes: After Midnight, Carl Sonny Leyland Trio, Felonius Smith Trio, Gypsy Swing Revue, Holland-Coots Jazz Quintet, IvoryGold®, Joe Smith and The Spicy Pickles, Queen City Jazz Band with Wende Harston, Rock Island Roustabouts, and The Brain Cloud.
Discount Prices (through Jun 30): Festival Pass (All 3 Days): $100, Friday Session (All-Day): $55, Friday Evening (6 pm to 10 pm): $30, Saturday Pass (All Day): $85, Saturday Day or Evening Session (10 am – 4 pm, 4:15 pm – 10:15 pm): $65; Sunday Session: $55; To sequence by phone, call (303) 697-5467; To sequence by mail, send a check or income sequence to: Evergreen Jazz Festival, P.O. Box 3775, Evergreen, CO 80437; revisit online during www.evergreenjazz.org.

SUNCOAST JAZZ FESTIVAL (Clearwater Beach, FL) – Nov. 16-18
The 28th book of a Suncoast Jazz Classic takes place in 5 indoor venues during dual adjacent review hotels, a Sheraton Sand Key and a Marriott Sand Key, in Clearwater Beach on a Gulf of Mexico. Four favorite bands have been scheduled to return: Adrian Cunningham and His Old School, Dave Bennett Quartet, Tom Rigney and Flambeau, and High Sierra; guest artists who will also be using girl workshops are Chuck Redd, Rossano Sportiello, and Nate Najar. Additions to a lineup will be announced soon.
Four-day weekend packages cost $175 or $225 (including Thursday Night VIP Gala and Friday Night Swing Dance); three-day pass, $125; daily tickets cost $40 or $50; Youth/Student Weekend Pass (under age 21) $10; Friday Night Swing Dance tickets, $25; suncoastjazzclassic.com; write: PO Box 395, Largo, FL 33779; (727) 248-9441.

39th ANNUAL SAN DIEGO JAZZ FEST (San Diego, CA) – Nov. 21-25
Headquarters: Town Country Hotel and Convention Center. Invited Guest Artists: Stephanie Trick, Paolo Alderighi, Katie Cavera, Carl Sonny Leyland. Invited Bands Groups: Cornet Chop Suey, Black Swan Classic J.B., Original Cornell Syncopators, High Sierra J.B., Dave Bennett Quartet, High Society J.B., Big Butter J.B., On The Levee Band, Night Blooming Jazzmen, Chicago Cellar Boys, Uptown Lowdown J.B., Sue Palmer and her Motel Swing Orchestra, Grand Dominion J.B., Titanic J.B., Yerba Buena Stompers, Mad Hat Hucksters, Cash In Hand, Gino and a Lone Gunmen, Katie Cavera Trio, and a Sonny Leyland Trio. Saturday Night Swing-X bands and additional festival bands to be named.
All Event Badges: 5-Days $125 each; 4-Days $115 each; 3-Days $105 each. Daily badges permitted during a door. Contact: AFCDJS, P.O. Box 880387, San Diego, CA 92168-0387, 619-297-5277.
Email: jazzinfo@SDjazzfest.org; Website: http://www.sdjazzfest.org/

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