Tuesday, August 11, 2009

SALEM JAZZ & SOUL FESTIVAL - August 15th – 16th


(Photo: Boston Horns, by Tom Uellner)

SALEM, MA – The third annual Salem Jazz & Soul Festival is coming to Salem with a full music program of concerts on Saturday & Sunday, Aug. 15 & 16.
The lineup for the festival is: Saturday, August 15, from 10:45 a.m. – 7 p.m., Salem High School Jazz Ensemble, Manami Morita & Randy Runyon Quintet, Gregorio Uribe Big Band, the Brotherhood of Groove, Sea Monsters, Revolutionary Snake Ensemble , with a special appearance by the Boston Typewriter Orchestra.

For Sunday, Aug. 16, from 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., the lineup is: Qwill & the Further from Zen Orchestra, Soul Force V, Jordan Valentine & the Sunday Saints and The Boston Horns Big Band. The MC for the festival on Saturday will be Holly Harris, from www.ultimateblues.com. Sunday’s MC will be the great local saxophonist, Henley Douglas, Jr.

A group of area residents and music enthusiasts have worked hard through the winter and summer months putting together this festival. The free, family-friendly event will present a dynamic program of jazz, funk and soul performed by some of the hottest bands from Boston and the North Shore. Proceeds from the Festival will support music education and cover the expenses for putting on the festival.

As in past years, there will be a full complement of vendors at the Festival offering a wide range of arts and crafts, goods and services for festival goers.

Salem Jazz & Soul Festival concerts are free and family-friendly events that present a dynamic program of jazz, funk and soul performed by some of the most accomplished bands from the area. For more information on the Salem Jazz and Soul Festival, please visit www.salemjazzsoul.com

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