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South Bend Jazz Festival August 20th @ Century Center
(Published: August 10, 2016)

The 5th annual South Bend Jazz Festival is August 20th, 2016

It's our birthday and we're celebrating with the party of the summer. The South Bend Jazz Festival turns 5 this year and moves to the beautiful Island at Century Center. Featuring world class jazz, delicious food, craft brews from Crooked Ewe and a breathtaking view of the St. Joseph River, It's the perfect spot to catch up with old friends and make some new ones. August 20th, 4:00 p.m -11:00 p.m. (Doors Open 3:30 p.m.)
This is one party that is not to be missed. Tickets:$15.00 online; $18.00 @ the gate.
Link to tickets:
http://www.instantseats.c...

ARTIST BIOS:

KATHY KOSINS AND UNCOVERED SOUL
Born and raised in the Motown era in Detroit, ASCAP Award winning vocalist Kathy Kosins is the real deal. With her unique smokey, soulful voice and an impeccably elegant phrasing, it's no wonder she's one of the industry's most sought after session singers. Her latest offering, "Uncovered Soul", is based on a sonic worldview shaped by the interpersonal and musical landscape of Detroit in the late 60s and 70s, but with compositions specifically designed to add a contemporary point of view.

JOE McBRIDE
Not even blindness could impair Joe McBride's (musical) vision. On his latest Heads Up recording he features songs originally written and recorded by a range of pop luminaries, including Gnarls Barkley, Coldplay, John Mayer, Seal and Jill Scott, but re-imagined with straight-ahead jazz arrangements. "To be honest, I really wanted to try to reach a different audience with my new album," McBride says. "I'm all about growth. It's all about making the old things new. It's okay to look back for just a moment, but the more important idea is to keep our eyes on the future." One of today's most popular contemporary jazz musicians, McBride's many credits include a major supporting role in 2000's "The Riff", a feature film about the New Orleans Jazz Scene.

THE DANNY LERMAN EXPERIENCE
Combining his African, Latin, Middle Eastern and American influences with powerfully unique storytelling, Danny Lerman makes what the legendary Tony Bennett once referred to as "beautiful music, man!" Lerman's beautifully exotic songs mix lush arrangements with riveting improvisation. A true showman, Lerman's dynamic charm makes his performances an unforgettable experience.

RICO
The Rico recipe is simple: mix a cast of talented musicians, stir in a sophisticated, hypnotic blend of afro-cuban rhythms and season with a rich, flavorful sound. Rico creates an immense fiery soulful sound through bass, congas, percussion, drums, timbales, keyboards, guitar, and pure passion. Influenced and inspired by innovative rock, soul, jazz, afro-cuban, blues, funk, reggae, and hip-hop, Rico is world music and their vision is to play inspiring music that brings people together in happiness and harmony.

THE SOUTH BEND ALL STARS

PRISCILLA PHILLIPS
Priscilla Phillips started singing at an early age with her siblings in church under her father's ministry and later performed locally as the Jones Family. Phillips has been a featured vocalist on the local music scene for over three decades, known throughout the region as an accomplished vocalist performing with a variety of bands and instrumentalists in club venues, festivals, special events, and weddings . Her repertoire includes R&B, popular music, standards, and traditional jazz tunes and she has worked as a studio vocalist on various artists' projects and commercials. Phillips continues to perform in the area while working on her own compilation of contemporary and traditional jazz tunes.
Tamra Garrett
Tamra Garret is a star on the rise. Garret is in her final semester of her Master of Music in vocal performance and literature and her Artist Diploma at Indiana University South Bend. Her professional debut was with the South Bend Symphony Orchestra as the soprano soloist in Gershwin's Porgy and Bess Suite. Garrett has won prizes in singing competitions, performed as guest soloist for a variety of regional events and has been a guest artist at festivals and with orchestras around the country. She has received additional training at the Druid City Opera Workshop and Young Artist program in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and in Oderzo, Italy at the Ezio Pinza Council for American Singers. She performed the role of Kate in Cole Porter's production of Kiss Me Kate at Indiana University South Bend. Garrett is currently in the process of auditioning for Young Artist programs around the United States.

Kevin Scott Joiner
Born in England and raised in Florida, Kevin Scott Joiner grew up in a musical family and started performing on stage when he was barely out of kindergarten. His earliest musical sustenance consisted of a steady diet of country and western, southern gospel, and 50s rock-and-roll, but it was the discovery of classic rock albums that truly lit the spark of inspirations. From b-boy hip-hop to skate punk, classic R&B to modern prog rock, or synth pop to traditional Irish folk, Joiner has always been one to follow his muse wherever it leads. And after over 20 years of professional performing and songwriting, the intersection of these various styles and many others, heightened by Joiner's deep exploration of them all, has resulted in an approach to both song and stagecraft that, while falling generally under the umbrella of popular music, is hard to pin down beyond words like "soulful", "complex", and "compelling".

JIM PICKLEY
Jim Pickley has an MM in piano performance from Indiana University Bloomington, and has been the leader of the Jim Pickley Trio for over 25 years. The Trio has brought Pickley's mix of classical, traditional and jazz style playing to performances throughout the state. Currently teaching Jazz Piano at the University of Notre Dame, Pickley has played with music legends like Ed Shaunessy, and Urbie and performed as a solo artist with the Elkhart Symphony.

THE IUSB JAZZ ENSEMBLE

The IUSB Jazz Ensemble is comprised of talented musicians from around the world and led by Bassist Darrel Tidaback.

Sponsored by Unity Medical and Surgical Hospital, Interlink Group, Steel Warehouse, The Lebermuth Co.

So come and party with the various Jazz Acts on the island at Center Center in downtown South Bend, Indiana.
Tickets are $15.00 ($18.00 at the gate.) Doors Open 3:30 p.m.

Link to ticket: http://www.instantseats.c...


CHECK OUT THE NEW WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION

WWW.SOUTHBENDJAZZFESTIVAL...

More Information: http://www.southbendjazzfestival.com

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Lampkin Music Group


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