August 24, 2007

The 1st Annual Inland Empire Jazz Festival is scheduled for August 24, 25, & 26, 2007

Written by The Jazz Gypsy
 
BrianCulbertson_bw.jpgThe 3-day Jazz Festival features host jazz great Brian Culbertson and co-host film star Vivica A. Fox and guest Steve Cole.  Culbertson, and Cole will perform along with Gerald Albright, Paul Jackson, Jr., A. Ray Fuller, Cal Bennett, Jackiem Joyner, Jeanette Harris, Impromp2, Michael Ward, LA Mambo Combo, Jazz Junkies, Derrick Edmunson, Panther and Aaron Fetcher.   
 
In addition to the jazz concert on Saturday and Sunday, there will be a student jazz competition on Friday, an art walk, carnival, vintage car exhibition and activities for persons with disabilities and their families.  The festival is also one of a kind in presenting a range of jazz styles including New Orleans, Dixieland, Bebop, Mainstream Jazz Fusion, Free Funk and Smooth Jazz.
 
This charity event, presented by Operation REAPP & SEBA, will benefit local charities that work with persons with disabilities and at-risk youths.  The dates and times are Friday, August 24th from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm, Saturday, August 25, from 11:00 am – 10:00 pm and Sunday, August 26, 2007 from 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm. 
 
The entire Festival will be held at the 150-acre Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park which features a fishing lake, children’s play area and plenty of family activities that enhance the experience of relaxation, fun and music.  The park is located at 800 N. Archibald Ave., Ontario, CA 91764.  Discounted tickets are now available by calling  909.941.5920 or go to www.inlandempirejazzfestival.com.

Posted by Peter Böhi at August 24, 2007 7:20 PM