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Festival News

27th Annual “America’s Classic Jazz Festival

June 22-25, 2017

For more info: Walt Bowen, 360 705 3024, info@olyjazz.com

Jazz, dance, and revelry are the focus of America’s Classic Jazz Festival, taking place June 22-25, 2017, on the Saint Martin’s University Campus-Marcus Pavilion in Lacey.  Plenty of dance lessons, great bands, and four large dance floors are sure to provide a wonderful time for all.  This year music-lovers can listen and dance to Pacific Northwest favorites such as Uptown Lowdown from Bellevue.  Or take in jazz greats like Grand Dominion, Tom Hook and his Terriers, High Sierra, and the Graystone Monarchs. Tom Rigney and flambeau will cover the Cajun and zydeco two steps. Jazz singer Joep Peeters from Breda Holland, is a guest star. This festival band lineup is jazz history on four stages in Lacey.

Other festival features include on-site RV parking, hotel shuttle service, parasol parades, a swing set, and a big “After Glow” party. This four day festival has been running for twenty five years and has been hosted in Lacey since 2002.

Jazz fans from twenty-two states are attracted to this festival and it is known for the good line up of bands and location. Most are from BC, Oregon, and California. Linked to the 2017 festival is a 3 day hotel package, 7 day cruise on the Columbia River with festival bands High Sierra, Tom Hook Terriers. This event is sponsored by Jazzdagen tours.

This festival is a family friendly event.  Students 14-22 with identification can get an all event badge for fifteen dollars. On Sunday Morning there will be special free jazz gospel program featuring Marilyn Keller with the Black Swan Classic Jazz Band from Portland, Oregon.