Last night DH and I went to Mears Park in St. Paul to attend the 3-day hot Jazz Fest which began 14 years ago, and which is getting bigger and bigger every year. One of the groups we heard on the Main Stage was the Cuban Safari. Cuban-born drummer Francisco Mela is a favorite among jazz's elite instrumentalist. He proved to be a crowd favorite here, too.
This group is just a small portion of the people attending the event who moved from stage to stage at scheduled times to hear a variety of jazz bands. The crowd increased in numbers as the day wore on.
Check the link above to get a good idea of the entertainment and program sponsored by the city fathers (gotta love those politicians!)