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Crown Jewels of Jazz Festival
August 23, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Learning Through Art, Inc. presents the return of its popular Crown Jewels of Jazz® Festival on August 22-23, 2014! Join Jazz lovers from around the region for this special two-day celebration of Jazz music, with concerts and events at both Washington Park and the nationally-renowned School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) in Over-the-Rhine.
Friday, August 22 8:00 p.m. Gregory Porter, GRAMMY Winner and Mandy Gaines fresh from her recent tour of Europe and Asia. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to stake out prime seating for this free concert at Washington Park’s Main Stage.
Saturday, August 23
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. CJ2 Jazz Camp, School of Creative and Performing Arts – See Registration Below. Generously underwritten by P&G
3:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Journeys: A Black Anthology of Music with Kathy Wade, Phil DeGreg and Baba Charles Miller. Presented by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center 10th Anniversary
5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. Piano Picnic in the Park featuring eight of the hottest Jazz pianist in the region playing their favorite two Jazz tunes including Jim Connerly, Phil DeGreg, Billy Larkin, Charles Ramsey, III, Cheryl Renee, Steve Schmidt and Erwin Stuckey. Presented by Cincinnati Parks, Henderson Piano and Pure Romance
8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Dancing Under The Stars with the Sound Body Jazz Orchestra and Dare To Dance Studio. Dust off your dancin’ shoes, grab your partner and enjoy a night of dancing under the stars at the historic Washington Park bandstand. Presented by The Manual D. and Rhoda Mayerson Foundation
Host Sponsors: 3CDC and Local 12
Contributing Sponsors: Cincinnati Herald, Cincinnati Public Radio, City Beat and Metro.