The Jazz and Art Festival returns to Heritage Park 1-6 p.m. May 21 for the second year in a row.
A result of a collaboration between Carson Valley Arts Council and Main Street Gardnerville, the festivale showcases local jazz performers like the Mile High Jazz Band, Jazzettes, Rosebud Dance Band, Gardnervillains, and the Douglas High School Jazz Band.
Event producer Shorty Garcia is a jazz and blues guitarist, band leader, impresario and live event producer with years of experience in California.
“He was overjoyed to be able to return this celebration of jazz in his new hometown of Gardnerville,” said Events Committee Chairwoman and board member Sharon Hoelscher Day. “Supposedly retired, he is currently playing in four different ensembles in Carson Valley. We are thrilled to partner with local jazz enthusiasts, Main St. Gardnerville and the Town of Gardnerville to bring back the “Jazz and Art Festival” for our Valley.”
A variety of local artists will also be displaying and selling their work during the day. Several nonprofit organizations will have information at the Festival. Food and beverage vendors will be available on site.
The Douglas High School Jazz Band with Director Mark Porter will kick off the afternoon at the Heritage Park band stand as the Gardnervillains warm-up on the side stage.
For more information visit www.cvartscouncil.com
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