JazzPa festival continues in Bellefonte

From CDT staff reportsJuly 27, 2013 

  • SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

    Saturday

    •  9:30-10:45 a.m.: Friends Band rehearsal, Main Stage at Talleyrand Park

    •  11 a.m.-noon: Storytelling and jazz in the Bellefonte Community Children’s Garden

    •  11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Tarnished Six, Gazebo

    •  1-2 p.m.: Friends Band with Catherine Dupuis, Main Stage

    •  2-3 p.m.: Master Class with featured artist Sheila Jordan, Gazebo

    •  3-4 p.m.: State High Jazz Singers, Gazebo

    •  4-5 p.m.: Billy Test and Nate Hook, Main Stage

    •  5-6 p.m.: State College Area High School Jazz Band, Main Stage

    •  7:30 p.m.: Sheila Jordan with the Russ Kassoff Trio, Match Factory, and general admission tickets $15.

    •  10 p.m.: Carl Ector and Chip Lovett, Governor’s Pub

    Sunday

    •  10 a.m-1 p.m.: Jammin’ Eggs: Jazz Brunch with the Rick Hirsch Trio, Gardens Restaurant

    •  Noon-2 p.m.: Jay T. Vonada Group, Deli (Hiester Street, State College)

    •  6-7:30 p.m.: Jay T. Vonada Quartet, South Hills School of Business and Technology

    •  7-9 p.m.: Tommy Wareham, Gazebo

JazzPA, a four-day festival that highlights jazz music and its musicians, continues this weekend \in Bellefonte.

According to JazzPA, the event began in 2005 as the one-day State College Jazz Festival at the South Hills School grounds.

A year later, the festival grew to a two-day event at multiple venues in downtown State College. And in 2007, it grew to three days.

By 2008, it became known as JazzPA and moved to Bellefonte.

This year, featured musicians include Jay Anderson, Benny Benack III, Sheila Jordan, Russ Kassoff, Dennis Mackrel and more. Some local musicians include Jeff Beck, Arthur Goldstein Quartet with Steve Bowman, the State College Area High School Jazz Band, The Tarnished Six, Billy Test, Jay Vonada, Tommy Wareham and Zeropoint.

For more information visit www.jazzpa.com.

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