Saturday, June 25, 2016

18th Annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival (in St Paul, MN)


It was a perfect day to watch and listen to many musicians and bands on Friday, the second day of the free 18th Annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival, held in Mears Park, a beautiful little gem situated in the middle of downtown St. Paul. 
On the main stage, the Jazz Women All Stars lit up the crowd, followed by many other musicians performing on four different stages that surrounded the park.  Friday's evening of music ended with a performance by veteran and legendary New Orleans pianist Ellis Marsalis, the patriarch of several other well-known jazz musicians and composers.

If you missed the music on Thursday and Friday, hustle downtown  to enjoy more jazz today, the last day of the festival.

"Jazz music creates so many phenomenal figures." Wynton Marsalis

10 comments:

  1. Oh how my hubby loves jazz.

    BTW...I answered you on my blog.

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  2. I love jazz and would have loved this event.

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  3. I love jazz. We've got a festival that just started on Thursday and runs into early July here. I have seen Wynton and Branford Marsalis in concerts, but not Ellis.

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  4. So cool Kate. Jazz is a favourite music genre of mine. You know I don't think I've heard a female 'play' jazz.. sing jazz yes absolutely, but play I don't think so!
    p.s. Kate I fractured my knee a while back when I fell, but didn't realize it at the time, so have made it worse by gallivanting :)around, now there are a few ligament tears also. I'm still hoping to avoid surgery but it will mean keeping off it for some time.. not so easy :)

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  5. Wonderful shots Kate. Looks like it was well attended.

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  6. Sounds (so to speak) wonderful! : ) Nothing like jazz in the park!

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  7. Love hearing a variety of groups at jazz festivals. There is one coming up in Sioux Falls in July.

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  8. It looks like a wonderful event -- with Marsalis royalty in attendance, no less!

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