Crown Jewels of Jazz® Festival – August 22 – 23, 2014 – Washington Park

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Learning Through Art, Inc. presents the return of its popular Crown Jewels of Jazz® Festival on August 22-23, 2014!  Join Jazz lovers from around the region for this special two-day celebration of Jazz music, with concerts and events at both Washington Park and the nationally-renowned School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) in Over-the-Rhine.


Friday, August 22                                                                                                                                                                                      8:00 p.m.   Gregory Porter,  GRAMMY Winner and Mandy Gaines fresh from her recent tour of Europe and Asia.  Guests are encouraged to arrive early to stake out prime seating for this free concert at Washington Park’s Haile Main Stage.

Saturday, August 23

8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.   CJ2 Jazz Camp, School of Creative and Performing Arts – See Registration Below. Generously underwritten by P&G

4:00 p.m. – 4:45  p.m.  Journeys: A Black Anthology of Music with Kathy Wade, Phil DeGreg and Baba Charles Miller.  Presented by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center 10th Anniversary 

5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.    Piano Picnic in the Park featuring eight of the hottest Jazz pianist in the region playing their favorite two Jazz tunes including Jim Connerly, Phil DeGreg, Billy Larkin, Charles Ramsey, III, Cheryl Renee, Steve Schmidt and Erwin Stuckey.  Presented by Cincinnati Parks, Henderson Piano and Pure Romance

8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Dancing Under The Stars with the Sound Body Jazz Orchestra and Dare To Dance Studio. Dust off your dancin’ shoes, grab your partner and enjoy a night of dancing under the stars at the historic Washington Park bandstand. Presented by The Manuel D. and Rhoda Mayerson Foundation

Host Sponsors: 3CDC and Local 12

Contributing Sponsors: Cincinnati Herald, Cincinnati Public Radio, City Beat and Metro.

 For complete details click here for official press release.

Crown Jewels OF Jazz® Festival CJ2 Jazz Camp 

CJ2_logo-vertical_Jazz-Camp_PG-logo (3)Learning Through Art, Inc. presents its inaugural day-long Crown Jewels of Jazz® CJ2 Jazz Camp for high school students, grades 9-12.  Meet and learn from the region’s top Jazz musicians, university and high school faculty through highly interactive instrumental clinics, Jazz theory and improvisation classes.

You’ll start your day with the journey and history of Jazz; spend the morning working with our incredible Jazz faculty in instrumental clinics; after lunch, learn Jazz Theory and Improvisation from our Jazz faculty while playing with fellow Jazz campers and end the afternoon on stage playing with CJ2 Jazz Camp Faculty at the Crown Jewels of Jazz Festival.

All that Jazz for $35 which includes registration, lunch, refreshments and CJ2 Bag.  Students younger than high school accepted on case by case basis with written recommendation from Band Director and/or Instructor.  All students should have at least 2 years of band and/or private instruction experience. You must bring your instrument to participate in CJ2 Jazz Camp activities.

register_now_button Meet and work with our world renowned premier Jazz musicians: Jim Anderson, Xavier University and Jazz Alive!; Phil DeGreg, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati; Marc Fields, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati; Brent Gallaher, University of Dayton; Art Gore, College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati; Ted Karas, Northern Kentucky University; Brad Rees, Tiffin University; Erwin Stuckey, School of Creative and Performing Arts and Mike Wade, Withrow University High School.  The Crown Jewels of Jazz® CJ2 Jazz Camp is generously underwritten by the P&G.