Jazz seems to be in the air today. No sooner did I post about plans for the 2012
Those musicians will play Saturday, July 21, along with guitarist
Admission will be $28 per day or $38 in advance for a two-day combo ticket. They go on sale 10 a.m. Monday, March 12 through the Festevents website.
Here's the full news release about the event:
The 30th Annual NORFOLK JAZZ FESTIVAL
Returns to Town Point Park
Friday and Saturday, July 20-21, 2012
Town Point Park, Downtown
NORFOLK, VA (March 7, 2012) – Cool Jazz and warm summer nights return once again to Downtown Norfolk at the area's longest running outdoor Jazz Festival, Friday, July 20 – Saturday, July 21, 2012, 5:00pm – 11:00pm daily. Tickets will go on sale this coming Monday, March 12, 2012 at 10 am and will be available at www.festevents.org, by calling 757-441-2345 or visit the Festevents Box Office at 120 West Main Street in Downtown Norfolk, Virginia. Box Office is open 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday.
Jazz enthusiasts will chill to the sounds of smooth jazz in the serene setting of the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront along the Elizabeth River. This musical weekend features Jazz greats including Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole and Marcus Anderson appearing as Sax Pack on Friday July 20,2012. On Saturday July 21, Everette Harp will be heating up the main stage, followed by Peter White, Rick Braun and Gerald Albright appearing as Jazz Attack.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Sax Pack featuring Jeff Kashiwa, Steve Cole and Marcus Anderson:
Steve Cole: http://www.stevecole.net
The saxophonist is one of the most celebrated players in contemporary jazz, having sold hundreds of thousands of albums worldwide and scored four #1 R&R Smooth Jazz hits. He attended
Jeff Kashiwa: http://jeffkashiwa.com/
Jeff Kashiwa is a jazz saxophonist native to Seattlewho became known on the music scene in 1989 as a member of popular fusion jazz group The Rippingtons. Kashiwa joined The Rippingtons following Brandon Fields, exit from the group. Kashiwa prepared himself for the role by learning every song in the group's library prior to being hired, making his eventual step into Field's large shoes seemingly effortless. Kashiwa recorded his first two solo albums, ("Remember Catalina" and "Walk A Mile"), during his tenure with The Rippingtons. In 1999 Kashiwa left the group to concentrate on a solo career with his own band, Coastal Access, which included Melvin Davis (Bass), Allen Hinds (Guitar), Dave Hooper (drums) and Dave Kochanski (Keyboards/Synths). Eric Marienthal and
Marcus Anderson: http://marcusanderson.net/home.html
Marcus Anderson, a South Carolina native, is from a large musical family of seven siblings. Growing up, both of his parents sang regularly, but it was his father who introduced him to Jazz, which has become his passion. Aware of his natural talent, his parents nurtured his musicality and he began performing in church with his older brothers. He graduated from Dorman High School in Roebuck, SC and after graduation he continued his jazz studies at
His numerous accolades include All-State High School Jazz Ensemble for South Carolina three consecutive years, receiving the Chancellor’s Award three times, and having performed for Hilary Clinton and
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Everette Harp: http://everetteharp.com/home.php
An emotional R&B-oriented saxophonist, Everette Harp graduated from North Texas State University and played locally in Houston during 1981-1988, becoming a studio musician. In 1988, he moved to Los Angeles and was soon playing in major R&B bands (including those of
Jazz Attack featuring Peter White, Rick Braun and Gerald Albright
Peter White: http://www.peterwhite.com
For nearly 20 years, Peter White has made the acoustic guitar a dynamic and expressive voice in the soundscape of contemporary jazz. Since his first recordings in the early 1990s, he has infused pop standards, and his own original material with a sense of innovation and energy that rivals the abilities of many of his electric guitar counterparts. In a career that spans two decades and a dozen solo recordings, he continues to surprise seasoned fans and newcomers alike with his willingness to push the preconceived parameters of his instrument to new places. Peter was recently nominated in three categories of the Oasis Contemporary Jazz Awards 2011 - Guitarist of the Year, Song of the Year for "Bright" and Artist of the Decade!
Rick Braun: http://www.rickbraun.com/
A native of
Gerald Albright: http://geraldalbright.com/index.htm
Albright's contemporary and straight-ahead collections have established the Los Angeles-based musician as one of the most prominent artists. Indeed, Albright was one of the ten featured saxophonists who performed at
Ticket packages are available for General Lawn Seating, Reserved Seating and VIP Jazz Club. Please purchase tickets by visiting www.festevents.org, by calling 757.441.2345 or visit the Festevents Box Office at 120 West Main Street in Downtown Norfolk, Virginia. Box Office is open 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday.
Tickets will go on sale this coming Monday, March 12, 2012 at 10 am. To qualify for special advance ticket pricing, all ticket purchases for this event must be completed by 5pm on Thursday, July 19, 2012.
General Admission: Open Lawn seating; please bring your own chair.
General Admission 2-day Combo ticket: $38, advance purchase only.
Single Day General Admission Ticket: $28 per day
Reserved Seating 2-day combo ticket (stage area seating): $58, advance purchase only.
VIP Jazz Club: The VIP Jazz Club provides the ultimate festival experience with unlimited access to an exclusive VIP Area that offers private gourmet catering and bar service at special prices. Jazz Club VIP's will receive complimentary non-alcoholic beverages, complimentary cocktail hour hors d' oeuvres and private restrooms.
2-day General Admission combo ticket with VIP Jazz Club: $138 advance purchase only.
2-day Reserved Seating combo ticket with VIP Jazz Club: $158 advance purchase only.
1-day General Admission ticket with VIP Jazz Club: $80 advance purchase only.
Festival Boater Docking: Park-side docking is available by reservation only at $20 per day for vessels up to 35', special rates available for vessels over 35' with ticket admission purchase for each guest on board. Please contact Shane Vernon at 757.441.2345 ext.3017 or by email email@example.com for more information or to purchase your boater package. Festival takes place rain or shine. Boater Packages are non-refundable, non-transferable and are valid on day of purchase only. Docking is available during festival hours only.
Children: Children 12 and younger are free
Show your AT&T Wireless Phone: Show your AT&T wireless phone between 5 pm and 6 pm either night and receive a $10 discount per AT&T wireless phone owner. (AT&T wireless phone promotion is valid for day of event ticket purchase, for one guest and one entry per day. This offer cannot be combined with any other special ticket offer).
Festival Quick Facts
Date/Time: Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21, 2012. 5 pm – 11 pm daily.
Location: Town Point Park
The festival will be held in the traditional outdoor venue of Town Point Park on the downtown Norfolk waterfront and centrally located in the city's shopping, dining and entertainment district. On the banks of the historic Elizabeth River, festival-goers can enjoy the concert experience by land and by water. Town Point Park offers 8 acres of open-air lawn seating and picnic style areas along with advanced reserved seating for up to 500.
Parking: Parking is available in several Downtown Norfolk garages within a short walk of the park.
Weather: In the event of severe inclement weather, the festival may relocate to an indoor facility.
Special Notes: Lawn chairs, picnic blankets, coolers, food and non-alcoholic beverages are permitted. No alcohol or glass is permitted; food and alcohol will be available for purchase during the festival.
Festival Tents and Large Umbrella Area:
A special area is reserved for festival guests wishing to set up a tent or large umbrellas for shade. All umbrellas must be lowered during performances if seated in front of the stage; no tents or other structures are permitted in the lawn directly in front of the stage.
For additional information: More information about events, including park regulations, parking, and surrounding attractions, can be found by visiting festevents.org, or by calling 757.441.2345.
The 30th Annual Norfolk Jazz Festival is made possible by the City of Norfolk, AT&T, Norfolk Waterside Marriott, Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge/RAM/ Fiat, Budweiser, CFE Equipment Corporation, WAVY TV 10 & 95.7 R&B.
Norfolk Festevents, Ltd. is a private not-for-profit organization dedicated to producing premier concerts, festivals, ship visits and special events and city celebrations for residents and guests of