This Saturday, September 11, Prairie Village will celebrate it's first ever Jazz Festival. The fun kicks off at 3PM at Harmon Park, 77th and Mission, Prairie Village. It's the park with the water tower, you can't miss it. Parking is available at the Prairie Village Pool Complex, or Shawnee Mission East High School. The event in FREE.
The schedule is as follows:
Killer Strayhorn - 3:00-3:50
A local five piece mainstream jazz ensemble.
Sons of Brasil - 4:10-5:00
Kansas City Jazz with a Brazilian Flavor - be prepared to dance.
David Basse and Orchestra 2010 - 5:20-6:10
Basse is a local musician that has appeared on A&E's City Confidential, CBS Sunday Morning, and All Things Considered.
Eldar Djangirov Trio - 6:30-7:20
Born in the Soviet Union, Eldar moved to the US at a young age and was a true child prodigy on the piano. He spent his formative years in Kansas City, soaking up the extensive jazz history of this town. Now, at age 23, he is a veteran of the music business having worked with the likes of Dave Brubeck, Wynton Marsalis , and Herbie Hancock.
The Kansas City Jazz Orchestra w/Miguel "Mambo" DeLeon - 7:50-9:00
The Jazz orchestra is a Kansas City tradition - "Mambo" DeLeon is a vocalist and percussionist with a salsa flavor.
Vendors will be on hand to serve food and drinks including wine and beer. No coolers or outside alcohol is allowed, but pets are as long as they are leashed and under control.
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