Sunday, June 21

Summer Solstice Jazz Festival

" The Summer Solstice Jazz Festival is a two-day festival attended by more than 6,000 people. The event, staged under a big tent in downtown East Lansing, takes place in Lot 1 on the corner of Abbot Road and Albert Avenue each year. The festival began to bring in national acts beginning in 2008 with headliner Sophie Milman. This year, the festival will feature headliners Esperanza Spalding and the Allen/Whitaker Project. The ultimate goal of the festival is to grow each year to one day become a major Michigan festival with statewide and national exposure."
http://www.eljazzfest.com/Home/tabid/64/Default.aspx

Besides local and national jazz performers, we got to enjoy a performance by MSU Community Music School's Jazz Camp attendees. They were a group of middle and high school students from greater Lansing and metro Detroit who had participated in a weeklong jazz camp June 14-19 on the Michigan State University campus led by the MSU Professors of Jazz. Though there was pouring rain for a moment, the crowd could still enjoyed this popular jazzy event...
(Way to go Kaleb!)

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