Smooth Jazz At South Shore is one of the premier music festivals in the Midwest. It brings exciting A-list talent while raising significant funds for charity in Northwest Indiana.
Set on the sandy shore of Lake Michigan in Michigan City, IN, it coincides with the Internationally acclaimed Michigan City In-Water Boat Show. Whether for an evening of incredible Smooth Jazz or a weekend of activities, this is an event and destination you’ll want to return to year after year.
The artists 2011:
THE SAX PACK is a class act consisting of three signature
sax players; Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole and Kim Waters. Backed by a tight rhythm section, the talented trio combine their life-long love of music and their passion for performance, to make an impact on audiences that love music as much as they do. Committed to sharing the excitement, spontaneity and creative energy that flows between them on stage, THE SAX PACK inspires an audience far beyond the duration of a show. The well-known saxophonists are excited to create a show that combines their individual styles and diverse backgrounds for a fresh approach to the music that inspired them all to become musicians; jazz.
Opening the 2011 Smooth Jazz at South Shore will be Darren Rahn and Nate Harasim. Darren is a master’s level jazz graduate from the University of Northern Colorado. As a Canadian born saxophonist Darren is rapidly becoming a major player in the contemporary jazz genre. As an artist, he has recently scored two top five Billboard hits, including his #1 smash hit “Talk of the Town’ which happens to be the title track of his latest CD.
Nate Harasim is an award winning pianist, composer, performer throughout the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and recently the United Arab Emirates performing in front of thousands. As an artist and producer he’s reached both the #1 spot on Billboard within the contemporary jazz genre and held #25 in the AC market. Originally from Flint, Michigan, Nate studied music at the Flint Institute of Music for 9 years. He moved on to the University of Michigan School of Music where he deepened his knowledge, while also pursuing a degree in business. Shortly after Nate joined the U.S. Navy and attended the critically acclaimed Naval School of Music.In 1994, at age 13, Nate quickly gained the reputation and chart topping producer. As a keyboardist he has traveled as a versatile pianist and keyboardist, winning “Best In the State” improvisation and composition. Shortly after he built a band and was playing with the likes of Grammy award winner Norman Brown, Wayman Tisdale, Pamela Williams, Tom Braxton amongst others.
Go for tickets here.
Guy Foreman Amphitheatre, Washington Park shoreline, Michigan City, Indiana
Saturday, August 20, 2011 – 7:00 pm