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  • Jazz in the Heights

    • 10 May 2018
    • Posted By Ellen Muse-Lindeman

    It’s Jazz in the Heights! This summer we’re presenting world-class jazz performers in three special concerts in our Lindner Annex. Join us for sweet sounds, fabulous company, amazing art, great food and drink, and more. All proceeds from Jazz in the Heights benefit Kennedy Heights Arts Center’s programs for diverse youth.

    Sponsored by: Jazz Alive, Seta Music, Cincinnati Event Rental, and LAG Productions, LLC

    Tickets are $25 in advance/$30 at the door. Get a series pass for all three shows for $65 (save $10!) All concerts will take place in Kennedy Heights Arts Center’s Lindner Annex, 6620 Montgomery Road (corner of Kennedy and Montgomery).

    MANDY GAINES | Saturday, June 9
    Acclaimed for her soulful vocals and improvisational gifts, Mandy has been singing professionally since 1988, and has performed with dozens of jazz’s biggest names, including Wynton Marsalis and Randy Brecker. Her fresh interpretations of jazz, soul and pop classics have delighted audiences around the globe. Pre-concert reception with free food from Dewey’s Pizza, artist demonstrations and cash bar starts at 7 pm. Concert at 8 pm. Buy tickets

    TRIBUTE TO HORACE SILVER | Sunday, July 22
    The Phil DeGreg Trio with Mike Wade present a tribute to jazz great Horace Silver. Phil DeGreg is an internationally known jazz pianist, Professor Emeritus of Jazz Studies at the University of Cincinnati CCM, and inductee in the Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame. Named one of the top ten unsigned jazz, brass players by Jazziz Magazine (1997), trumpeter Mike Wade has performed with artists from David “Fathead”Newman to Bootsy Collins. Pre-concert reception with free food by the BonBonerie, artist demonstrations and cash bar starts at 1 pm. Concert at 2 pm. Buy tickets

    TERELL STAFFORD | Saturday, August 4
    Acclaimed trumpet player based in New York, Terell Stafford has been hailed as “one of the great players of our time” by piano legend McCoy Tyner. Stafford is the Director of Jazz Studies and Chair of Instrumental
    Studies at Temple University, founder and band leader of the Terell Stafford Quintet, and Managing and Artistic Director of the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia. He is a member of the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, awarded a GRAMMY in 2009 for Best Large Ensemble. and has received countless award nominations and accolades. Pre-concert reception with free food, artist demonstrations and cash bar starts at 7 pm. Concert at 8 pm. Buy tickets

    Consider becoming a Jazz in the Heights host!
    Concert Hosts receive VIP reserved seating for two to the concert of your choice, two drink tickets and special recognition in the concert program for $100. Series Hosts receive these benefits for all three concerts for a contribution of $250. And even more importantly, you will be supporting KHAC’s work to make the arts accessible to everyone.

    Jazz in the Heights Hosts
    Name to appear in program



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