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Monty Alexander Jazz Festival

August 30 - September 1

The Monty Alexander Jazz Festival returns to Easton for the tenth year!  This year the ever-swingin’ Monty Alexander festival programming will bring phenomenal jazz artists! Enjoy an exciting lineup that will encompass some of the best jazz musicians in the country. Friday’s performance will showcase vocalist, guitarist, bandleader and composer, Allan Harris, who has been described as an artist blessed with, “the warmth of Tony Bennett, the bite and rhythms sense of Sinatra, and the sly elegance of Nat ‘King’ Cole.” ~Miami Herald

An Exciting Debut, An Eagerly Awaited Return
Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 2 PM
Reserved – $45, Balcony – $25

Matthew Whitaker made his debut on our Festival stage last year in our Young Artist Showcase. When he was nine, Matthew became the youngest artist to ever be endorsed by Hammond and at fifteen he was named a Yamaha artist, making him the youngest musician to join that stellar roster.

Monty Alexander Celebrates the 10th Anniversary
Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 8 PM
Reserved – $65, Balcony – $50

Centerpiece, namesake and artistic director of our Festival since its inception, Guy McPherson of The Globe and Mail says of Monty, “When Monty Alexander sits down at the piano, you can’t help but smile. Go ahead, try not to. The jazzman plays with such delight and sense of humor that if your foot’s not tapping chances are you might be dead.”

Cyrus Chestnut: Where Gospel Meets Jazz
Sunday, September 1, 2019 at 2 PM
All seating is General Admission – $30

Composer, pianist and educator, Cyrus Chestnut is a musical force that utilizes his classical, Gospel and jazz influences to entertain and capture his audiences. With dozens of albums to his credit, he continues to experiment with the integration of jazz, spiritual and classical sounds that reflect his heritage and identity as an artist.

 

For full schedule and ticket purchases:  https://www.chesapeakemusic.org/jazz/

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