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Crown Jewels of Jazz Heritage Festival
August 21, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Learning Through Art, Inc. brings back its popular Crown Jewels of Jazz® Gala in an exciting new format from August 21 – 24 with a four-day Crown Jewels of Jazz® Heritage Festival. Jazz, America’s classical music, takes center stage for four nights in the Festival’s seven-block Global Jazz Village in Over-The-Rhine with main stage in Washington Park and St. Gregory Street in Mt. Adams with main stage in Seasongood Pavilion. The multi-day event features international and GRAMMY®-award-winning jazz artists including Diane Schuur, Gregory Porter, Kathy Wade, Blue Wisp Big Band, Mandy Gaines, Marc Fields, Phil DeGreg and the Samba Jazz Syndicate.
The evening concerts give festival goers a full experience with the purchase of the Bands for Books Alive! ® Wristband. For just $15 for a one-day band or $40 for all four days, fans can enhance their jazz experience. Over 30 participating restaurants and retailers offer live jazz performances and a 20% discount on food and/or merchandise when presenting a Band for Books Alive! ® Wristband.
Limited Edition VIP wristbands include four “Meet the Artists Receptions” sponsored and hosted by Blue Wisp Jazz Club following each of the evening concerts. All proceeds benefit Learning Through Art’s national award-winning, four-time Emmy®-nominated Books Alive! For Kids® performing arts literacy program.
Bands for Books Alive!® wristbands are available 24/7 online at the Aronoff Center Box Office, Segway Store at Vine and Central Parkway and Wednesday evenings during the Crown Jewels of Jazz® Series in Washington Park at the Learning Through Art tent.
The Crown Jewels of Jazz® Heritage Festival Diamond sponsors are the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation, 3CDC, Cincinnati Parks, and Local 12 WKRC-TV; Ruby Sponsors are ArtsWave and the Blue Wisp Jazz Club. Sapphire Sponsors are City Beat and Cincinnati Public Radio.
For more information on the Crown Jewels of Jazz® Heritage Festival, call (513)-242-6028 or (866)-242-3252 (toll-free), or find us on Facebook and twitter @LTA_inc for the latest information on lineup, scheduling and entertainment.
Crown Jewels of Jazz® Heritage Festival Line-Up:
Wednesday, August 21 – Washington Park
Pieces of A Dream
Marc Fields Septet
Airwave Band featuring Dixie Karas, Jon Aiken and Keenan West
Thursday, August 22 – It’s Commonly Jazz – Seasongood Pavilion
Friday, August 23
Phil DeGreg and the Samba Jazz Syndicate
Saturday, August 24 – Washington Park
Blue Wisp Big Band