Jazz Heritage Festival will soothe your soul in August

Learning Through Art, Inc. brings back its popular Crown Jewels of Jazz® Gala in an exciting new format from August 21 – 24 with a four-day Crown Jewels of Jazz® Heritage Festival.  Jazz, America’s classical music, takes center stage for four nights in the Festival’s seven-block Global Jazz Village in Over- the-Rhine with main stage in Washington Park and St. Gregory Street in Mt. Adams with main stage in Seasongood Pavilion.

The multi-day event features international and GRAMMY®-award-winning jazz artists including Diane Schuur, Gregory Porter, Kathy Wade, Sherrie Maricle and the Diva Jazz Orchestra, Mandy Gaines, Marc Fields, Phil DeGreg and the Samba Jazz Syndicate.

The evening concerts give festivalgoer’s a full experience with the purchase of the Bands for Books Alive! ® Wristband.

For just $15 for a one-day band or $40 for all four days, fans can expand their jazz experience. Participating restaurants and retailers offer live jazz performances and a 20% discount on food and/or merchandise when presenting a Band for Books Alive! ® Wristband. 

Limited Edition VIP wristbands will include, four “Meet the Artists Receptions” sponsored by Blue Wisp Jazz Club following each of the evening concerts.  All proceeds benefit Learning Through Art’s national award-winning, four-time Emmy®-nominated Books Alive! For Kids® performing arts literacy program.  Bands for Books Alive! ® are available at the Aronoff Center Box Office and online at www.learningthroughart.com.

The Crown Jewels of Jazz® Heritage Festival Diamond sponsors are the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation, 3CDC, Cincinnati Parks, and Local 12 WKRC-TV; Ruby Sponsors are ArtsWave and the Blue Wisp Jazz Club. 

For more information on the Crown Jewels of Jazz® Heritage Festival with participating restaurants and businesses, visit www.learningthroughart.com, call 513/242-6028 or 866/242-3252 (toll-free), or find us on Facebook and twitter @LTA_inc for the latest information on lineup, scheduling and entertainment.

Crown Jewels of Jazz® Heritage Festival Line-Up

Wednesday, August 21 – Washington Park
Pieces of A Dream
Mark Fields Quintet

Thursday, August 22 – It’s Commonly Jazz – Seasongood Pavilion
Gregory Porter 

Friday, August 23 – Washington Park
Phil DeGreg Samba Connection with Mandy Gaines
Cincy Brass

Saturday, August 24 – Washington Park
Diane Schuur
Sherrie Maricle and the DIVA Jazz Orchestra
Kathy Wade