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 Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Glendale’s Jazz & Blues Festival April 14-15 with Joey DeFrancesco PDF Print
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Tuesday, 27 March 2007
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The Glendale Jazz & Blues Festival presented by SRP is shaking things up this year as the popular free music festival marks its 24th year in Glendale. Entertainment lineup

The festival will be held Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sunday, April 15  from noon to 5 p.m., in downtown Glendale, 58th and Glendale avenues. Admission and parking are free.

“Moving to a two-day entertainment extravaganza will allow us to crank it up a notch to attract bigger, national acts that will dazzle music enthusiasts,” says Special Events Division Manager Martin Dickey.

This year’s festival will feature Francine Reed, who rose to prominence in her adopted hometown of Phoenix and is now known to most of the world as Lyle Lovett’s duet and backup vocalist. Reed is currently touring in support of her new album “Shades of Blue.”

Also headlining the festival is blues guitarist and vocalist Coco Montoya. Montoya packs clubs and theaters around the world and has played major festivals, including the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, The Chicago Blues Festival and The San Francisco Blues Festival.

Headlining the jazz stage is the Joey DeFrancesco Trio. DeFrancesco, who is regarded as one of the top jazz organ virtuosos in the world, is the recipient of four consecutive Down Beat Magazine’s Critics Poll Awards. He has more than 20 solo releases on Columbia and Concord Records.


The festival will feature two stages, one highlighting jazz performers and the other showcasing blues bands.      

But the Glendale Jazz & Blues Festival is more than music. There will be more than two dozen food and beverage concessions, craft artisans, a wine tasting with Kokopelli Winery, children’s activities and more.

The festival is presented by SRP and sponsored by Cibola Vista, Snapple, KTVK, Arizona Republic, Budweiser, KMLE, KOOL, FREE, Kokopelli Winery with special thanks to Civic Pride Ambassadors.
   
Kick back, enjoy the great weather and have a cool drink in the heart of Historic Downtown Glendale. Featuring Jazz and soulful blues.

 

The festival is produced by the city of Glendale’s Office of Special Events. Call 623-930-2299 for more information.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Amphitheater Stage (Blues)

10-11 a.m. - Hans Olson
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. - Big Pete Pearson
1:20 p.m.-2:50 p.m. - Sistah Blue
3:10-4:40 p.m. - Francine Reed
5-6:30 p.m. - Walkin' Cane mark and the Disciples of Soul
6:50-8 p.m. - Cold Shott & The Hurricane Horns
8:30-10 p.m. - Coco Montoya

Glenn Drive (Jazz)

10-11:30 a.m. - Young Sounds of Arizona
Noon-1:30 p.m. - Dennis Rowland & the Extreme Decible Band
2-3:30 p.m. - Khani Cole
4-5:30 p.m. - Lao Tizer
6-8 p.m. - The Diva's in Concert
8:30-10 p.m. - Joey DeFrancesco

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Amphitheater Stage (Blues)

Noon-1 p.m. - KC Blues Band
1:20-3 p.m. - Carvin Jones
3:30-5 p.m. - Johnny A

Glenn Drive (Jazz)

Noon-1:15 p.m. - The Energy Trip
1:30-3:10 p.m. - 88th Avenue
3:30-5 p.m. - Turning Point



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