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Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival (Nights)

April 10, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Thur-Sat, Apr 10-12, 5:30pm-9:00pm
Free
Jewell of the Ridge Jazz Fest

April is Jazz Appreciation month, and the inaugural Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival will make for an experience unlike any other in Polk County. It’s going to feel like visiting a jazz club on the West coast or in New York.

The Jewel of the Ridge Jazz Festival evening events at the Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center. Doors open at 5pm for the events listed below:

April 10 – 5:30 to 9 p.m. – Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center
Encore performances
5:30pm-7pm The Randy Corinthian Quartet
7:30pm-9pm Jazz Guitarist, John Abercrombie

April 11 – 5:30 to 9 p.m. – Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center
5:30pm-7pm Jazz guitarist Willie J. Thompson III (also known as TFOXX)
7:30pm-9pm Orquesta Aragón, a famed Cuban ensemble.

April 12 – 5:30 to 9 p.m. – Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center
5:30pm-7pm Victoria de Lissovoy Ensemble and Trumpeter Charlie “Topp” Hines
7:30pm-9pm Encore performance by Orquestra Aragón.

Complementing the musical entertainment will be a reception and exhibit by Gary Gessford, a Mulberry-based painter, at 5 p.m. on April 10 at the Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center.

All events are free, open to the public, and family-friendly. Food vendors, including Chalet Suzanne, will be on-site.

The Polk State Lake Wales Arts center is located at 1099 State Road 60 East.

RSVP: LWAC@polk.edu or 863-298-6883

Lunchtime events on April 9 & 10 include: Jazz guitarist, John Abercrombie from Noon-1pm, Wednesday, April 9 and The Randy Corinthian Quartet from Noon-1pm, Thursday, April 10. Both lunchtime performances take place at the Polk State JD Alexander Center.

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Venue

Lake Wales Arts Center, Updike Hall
1099 SR 60 E
Lake Wales, FL 33853 United States
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Phone:
863-298-6883
Website:
http://www.polk.edu/lake-wales/polk-state-lake-wales-arts-center/

Polk Arts Alliance

PO Box 727 Bartow, FL 33831-0727 director@polkarts.org (863) 804-0494