Jazz in the Heights 2019
- 15 May 2019
- Posted By Ellen Muse-Lindeman
Kennedy Heights Arts Center pleased to present the third annual Jazz in the Heights, a summer concert series featuring world-class jazz performers.
Jazz in the Heights 2019 will include three concerts: WonderJazz: Stevie Wonder Reimagined on June 9; The Dixie Karas Group on July 14; and Dan Faehnle with Jim Connerley on August 4. All performances are on Sundays at 2:00 pm and proceeds benefit Kennedy Heights Arts Center’s programs for diverse youth and adults.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Free tickets are available for Kennedy Heights residents by calling 513-631-4278.
Series sponsors are Jazz Alive, Seta Music, Cincinnati Event Rental and LAG Productions, LLC.
Wonderjazz: Stevie Wonder Reimagined – Sunday, June 9 at 2:00 pm
Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame pianist Phil DeGreg and his highly regarded trio of Aaron Jacobs and John Taylor join with guitarist Brad Myers and vocalist Kathy Wade to reimagine the songs of Stevie Wonder. The melodies are all still there, but with surprising improvisational twists. More
The Dixie Karas Group – Sunday, July 14 at 2:00 pm
One of the Queen City’s most powerful singers, Dixie Karas and her band deliver soulful jazz standards. Well known for her uniquely passionate and dynamic voice, Dixie brings energy to any live or studio setting. She will be accompanied by Aaron Jacobs (on bass), Jim Connerley (on piano), John Taylor (on drums), and Ted Karas (on guitar). More
Dan Faehnle with Jim Connerley – Sunday, August 4 at 2:00 pm
One of the best jazz guitarists working today, Dan Faehnle performs with pianist Jim Connerley. With the technical prowess of a jazz giant, Ohio native Faehnle has made an indelible mark upon the music world, receiving high praise from audiences and critics alike. From an up-tempo bebop anthem to a languid, emotional reading of a ballad, Faehnle’s nimble fingers caress his guitar. Whether captivating his jazz club audiences or adding the perfect support to groups like Pink Martini, this young jazz artist is destined to put his name alongside the other guitar greats. More
All concerts will take place at Kennedy Heights Arts Center’s Lindner Annex, 6620 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45213. Events include complimentary lite bites and cash bar. Free on-site parking.