Archive for June 9, 2010

Since 1988, jazz legends and jazz fans have come together each summer for one memorable weekend at the Elkhart Jazz Festival. Combining warm, intimate, small town hospitality with the excitement of big city jazz, the Elkhart Jazz Festival has become an internationally acclaimed event.

During its inaugural weekend in 1988, the festival welcomed 67 musicians and 3,000 jazz enthusiasts. Today, the festival showcases more than 100 performers and draws an audience of 15,000 to our community celebration of America’s classic art form – jazz.

Smooth Jazz star Tim Bowman will grace this festival on three days and places:

Friday, June 25, 8:30 p.m. – Civic Plaza

Saturday, June 26, 6:00 p.m. – Mad Anthony’s

Saturday, June 26, 11:00 p.m. – New Life Community Church

Jazz in the Woods is Kansas City’s largest annual free music event put on by the Overland Park South Rotary Club to raise money to provide assistance for helping the children of Kansas City build a brighter tomorrow. This year the celebration is better then ever as we celebrate our 21st year raising money for local charities such as the Fox 4 Love Fund, The Lee Ann Britain Infant Development Center, and Marillac in addition to the Future of Hope – Overland Park South Rotary Club Foundation while providing the community with a fun, interactive environment, and the best free jazz festival in the Midwest! With the help of the Overland Park South Rotary Club, Jazz in the Woods has raised over $130,000 in the past two years, and we hope to raise even more in 2010, with your help.

This year’s talent includes the following:

Friday, June 11, 2010

6:30 to 7:30 PM – Erin Bode

7:50 to 8:40 PM – Mingo Fishtrap

9:10 to 10:30 PM – Mindi Abair

Saturday, June 12, 2010

6:30 to 7:20 PM – Matt Marshak

7:50 to 8:40 PM – Bobby Watson Quartet Featuring Curtin Lundy

9:10 to 10:30 PM – Nick Colionne and Steve Cole