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.