Archive for June 21, 2011

The Lakefront Jazz & Blues Festival is an annual jazz and blues music event to raise money to support the philanthropic missions of the Prior Lake Rotary Club Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which funds local, national and international Rotary projects, and to provide a terrific day of music for the community.

The Lakefront Jazz & Blues Festival is held in the family-friendly confines of Lakefront Park, 5000 Kop Parkway, Prior Lake, Mn 55372.

Smooth Jazz artists on this festival are

Jessy J

With her sizzling mix of hot beats, Latin and samba rhythms, instantly captivating melodies and model looks, this Mexican-American saxophonist/singer proved quite the sensation with her debut CD Tequila Moon–earning her such accolades as Radio and Records “Debut Artist of The Year” and contemporary jazz song of the year by R&R and Billboard for the title track, which stayed perched at #1 for an incredible eight weeks. Adding to the multi-talented artist’s runaway success, was her cover story in Jazziz Magazine, features in People Espanol, and JazzTimes, to name a few, plus numerous television appearances and radio interviews.

Steve Oliver

There are many unique characteristics about Contemporary Guitarist/Vocalist Steve Oliver. For most of his life, the West coast native kept his eye on the prize of becoming a well versed musician, composer and producer who creates music capturing various sounds from around the world.

Incorporating music styles from global genres with a mix of pop/rock/soul and contemporary, he has forged the edge on branding a fresh, new, crisp and chart topping sound as an unparalleled guitarist and signature vocalist. His radiating live performances have earned him countless standing ovations throughout the U.S. Adding a technical force to his credit, Oliver is acknowledged for designing a spectacular guitar synth for Carvin Guitars. Steve Oliver will perform at 3p.m.