Scranton Jazz Festival

Downtown — By on July 31, 2007 at 7:30 am

The Third Annual Scranton Jazz Festival will be held Aug. 3-5 at the Radisson Lackawanna Station in downtown Scranton.

On Friday, Aug. 3, will be a VIP reception for sponsors at 5 p.m.; the Marko Marcinko Latin Jazz Quintet performing at 7 p.m.; and multi-award winning The Average White Band performing at 8 p.m.

On Saturday, Aug. 4, the Bob Devos Organ Trio performs at 4 p.m.; Steve Rudolph and Friends, featuring Russian jazz trumpeter Valery Ponomarev and bassist Victor Dvoskin, will perform at 5 p.m.; jazz vocal legend Mark Murphy takes the stage at 6 p.m.; the Moutin Reunion is set for 7 p.m.; and bluesman Rhet Tyler will play at 8 p.m.

On Sunday, Aug. 5, Jazz Brunch at Carmen’s Restaurant in the Radisson Hotel will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Jazz Vespers with Rev. Bill Carter and his Vespers Jazz Quartet is set for 1 p.m.; the Scranton Jazz Festival Student Combo will perform at 4 p.m.; the Eddie Severn Group takes the stage at 5 p.m.; Gerald Veasley and Friends play at 6 p.m.; jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton will perform at 7 p.m.; and the Maynard Ferguson Alumni Dream Band goes on at 8 p.m.Each night from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., downtown
Scranton comes alive with jazz during the Jazz Walk. Jazz Walk schedule includes:

Blues Street at The Ritz Theater, Wyoming Ave
Aug. 3, The Clarence Spady Blues Band
Aug. 4, The Marko Marcinko Latin Jazz Quintet
Vida Tapas Bar, N.Washington Ave.
Aug. 3, Spencer and Nancy Reed (vocal jazz duo)
Aug. 4, Donna Antanow and Steve Gilmore (vocalist/piano and bass) Farley’s, Adams Ave.
Aug. 3, The Dixieland All-Stars
Aug. 4, Co- Op Bop (jazz be-bop from the Lehigh Valley)
Martini Bar and Grill, Spruce St.
Aug. 3, The Bill Washer Trio (jazz guitar, bass and drums)
Aug. 4, The Bob Devos Trio (jazz guitar, bass and drums)
The Bog, Adams Ave.
Aug. 3, The Jazz Assassins
Aug. 4, The Jazz Assassins
Trax Bar at the Radisson Hotel, Lackawanna Ave.
Aug. 3, Jim Buckley and Friends (straight ahead jazz quartet)
Aug. 4, Tony Costa Group (straight ahead jazz)
Aug. 5, The Bill Goodwin Trio/ Jam Session
PJ’s Pub The Hilton Hotel, Adams Ave.Aug. 3, Music For Models (R&B, Funk, Jazz arrangements of standard rock tunes)
Aug. 4, The John Hart Trio (jazz guitar trio)
Test Pattern Art Gallery, Adams Ave.

Aug. 3, Late Night Jam Session
Aug. 4, Late Night Jam Session Advance tickets will be available at all Joe Nardone’s Gallery of Sound locations and at the festival box office the day of event. Ticket prices are $15 for a one-day pass, $40 for a three-day pass and $10 for a Jazz Walk venue pass.

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