2nd Annual Rochester City Jazz Festival

The second annual Rochester City Jazz Festival will be taking place on Sunday August 13th from 1-8 p.m. at the Rochester Civic Theatre.
1-3:30 p.m. Jazz Jam hosted by The D'Sievers www.facebook.com/thedsievers/
4-5 p.m. The John Paulson Group www.paulsonjazz.com/
5:30-6:30 p.m. The Jana Nyberg 5 www.facebook.com/JanaNybergGroup/
7-8 p.m. The illicit Sextet www.facebook.com/theillicitsextet/

Sunday, August 13 at 1:00pm to 8:00pm

Rochester Civic Theatre
20 Civic Center Dr SE, Rochester, MN 55904

Event Type

Entertainment, Music

Target Audience

21+, Family Friendly, 55+, Junior High, High School

Website

https://www.facebook.com/rochestercit...

Cost

$20

Detail Description

The second annual Rochester City Jazz Festival will be taking place on Sunday August 13th from 1-8 p.m. at the Rochester Civic Theatre. Purchase tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-rochester-city-jazz-festival-tickets-34997335974 1-3:30 p.m. Jazz Jam hosted by The D'Sievers https://www.facebook.com/thedsievers/ 4-5 p.m. The John Paulson Group http://www.paulsonjazz.com/ 5:30-6:30 p.m. The Jana Nyberg 5 https://www.facebook.com/JanaNybergGroup/ 7-8 p.m. The illicit Sextet https://www.facebook.com/theillicitsextet/ The 2nd annual Rochester City Jazz Fest is sponsored by the Rochester Downtown Alliance, The Rochester Civic Theatre, The Rochester 507 Magazine, and Northern Sun Productions. The festival is expanding this year to include more acts while also keeping some of the successful elements from its debut like the Jazz Jam which allows local jazz heads to sit in with The D’Sievers’ jazz rhythm section and perform for their fans. This year, the festival will feature three bands including instrumental and vocal jazz: The John Paulson Group, The Jana Nyberg 5, and The illicit Sextet. The John Paulson Group features Paulson on sax. A professor emeritus at Saint Mary’s University where he taught jazz for more than 30 years, Paulson has recorded six albums including his 2006 Way Out Blues and a collection of his works for big band on the 2013 John Paulson Big Band Project CD. His music includes everything from hard hitting swing to gentle bossa novas. The Jana Nyberg 5 features Nyberg’s vocal jazz. She’s a vocalist and flautist from Minneapolis who appeared on season ten of American Idol. Nyberg's fourth full-length album will be released in 2017. Her small ensemble plays both well-loved standards and tunes that are sometimes overlooked. The Jan Nyberg 5 has a modern edge, but Nyberg’s vocals are soulful and expressive. The headliner for the festival will be The illicit Sextet. The band got its start in 1987 as a “composer’s collective,” and it is still making its mark in the Minnesota jazz scene. WCCO CBS included The illicit Sextet in its list of Minnesota’s four best jazz bands in 2015, and in 2016, the group released a new album entitled Addendum. The sextet also won “Best Instrumental Group” at the Minnesota Music Awards. The post-bop group consists of Steve Kenny (flumpet), Paul Harper (sax), David Roos (guitar), Chris Lomheim (piano), Tom Pieper (bass), and Nathan Norman (drums).

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