Concord Jazz Festival 2019

Celebrating 50 Years of Jazz in Concord

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JAVA & JAZZ SERIES AT THE CONCORD HISTORICAL SOCIETY

This three part series invites guests to the Concord Historical Society to enjoy coffee, pastries and a morning filled with all things jazz. Taking place Saturday June 22nd, July 27th and August 24th from 10:00AM to 12:00PM. Admission is a donation of $5 per session or $12 for all three. All proceeds benefit the Concord Historical Society. Attendees will receive a complimentary logo coffee tumbler with each ticket purchase. The Concord Historical Society is located at 1928 Clayton Road, Concord, CA 94519.

SESSION 1:
Frank Dorritie

Frank Dorritie is a performer, producer, arranger, educator, composer and author who worked at Concord Records for many years. On June 22nd Frank will share behind the scenes stories about recording sessions, the evolution of the industry and host a listening party with music from his private collection.

Saturday, June 22, 10 AM to 12 Noon

SESSION 2:
Ellen Herdegen

On July 27th, Ellen Herdegen will share the history and tales of the Concord Jazz Festival. Ellen worked on the first inaugural Concord Summer Music Festival in 1969 and continued to be part of the production for 20 years. She will share her personal experiences, anecdotes and rare memorabilia.

Saturday, July 27, 10 AM to 12 Noon

SESSION 3:
Matthew Zebley

Dr. Matthew Zebley takes the stage on August 24th to share the history of jazz, background on Dave Brubeck and perform live with his band. Matt is an educator, composer, jazz artist and multi-instrumentalist. He will provide an in depth look at West Coast Jazz, its composition and overall style.

Saturday, August 24, 10 AM to 12 Noon

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TAKE 10

Now, in honor of Concord’s long-term connection with jazz, fans can immerse themselves in 10 days of unprecedented events that will enlighten, engage and entertain. Here’s a behind the scenes look at the calendar of events with more specifics coming soon:

DateTimeCostEvent
Thursday, August 16:30 PM to 8 PMFree
Jazz at Concord’s popular annual summer event, Music & Market at Todos Santos Plaza, featuring Steel 'n' Chicago—A Steely Dan and Chicago Tribute.
Friday,
August 2
6:30 PM to 8 PM
FreeAn exclusive evening jazz jam sessions happens at one of Concord’s favorite settings—The Veranda.
Saturday, August 34 PM to 10 PMTicketed EventToday’s popular jazz artists will take the biggest stage of the festival, the Concord Pavilion.
Sunday,
August 4
1 PM to 6:30 PMFreeHonoring Dave Brubeck and bringing back the sounds of jazz, a special concert will be held at Todos Santos Plaza.
Monday,
August 5
6 PM to 8 PMFree
Because they pair so nicely—a Jazz Cocktail Mixologist Competition hosted by the Bay Area’s Foodie Chap, Liam Mayclem at Puesto in The Veranda.
Tuesday, August 6
6:30 PM to 8 PMFree
Always fun—a Jazz Trivia Night and live Latin Jazz at the Concord Tap House.
Wednesday, August 76:30 PM to 8 PM
Ticketed EventA jazz concert at Diablo Valley College.
Thursday, August 86:30 PM to 8 PMFree
Because once is not enough—a second evening of an intro to jazz at Music & Market in Todos Santos Plaza featuring David Laflamme's "It's a Beautiful Day"—a late 60's rock legend tribute.
Friday,
August 9
7 PM to 10 PMTicketed EventA late night jazz jam session and mixer at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Concord.
Saturday, August 102 PM to 8 PM
FreeThe award winning Blue Devils Viewing Party at Todos Santos Plaza.


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50TH ANNIVERSARY CONCORD JAZZ FESTIVAL AT THE CONCORD PAVILION

Concord Jazz and Live Nation are proud to present the 50th Anniversary Concord Jazz Festival, to be held on Saturday, August 3rd at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, California. 2019 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the festival, which began at a city park in 1969 and gave birth to the venerable Concord Jazz label. Concord Jazz continues its commitment to presenting the finest jazz and live music with this year's line-up.

Featured artists for the 50th Anniversary Concord Jazz Festival will include Dave Koz & Friends Summer Horns, Esperanza Spalding, Chick Corea Spanish Heart Band, The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra featuring Patti Austin, Jamison Ross, Carmen Bradford and special guests in a special Celebrating Ella set, Poncho Sanchez & his Latin Jazz Band, and many more to be announced soon. Doors for the festival will open at 2pm with the main stage beginning at 4pm.

Tickets for the 50th Anniversary Concord Jazz Festival range from $39.50 to $149.50 plus applicable charges, including a limited number of general admission 4 packs while supplies last.

Tickets are on sale this Friday, April 19th at 10am and can be purchased online at www.Livenation.com or the Concord Pavilion Box Office. An exclusive commemorative album of music by the featured artists will be included with every pair of tickets purchased for the 50th Anniversary Concord Jazz Festival.

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JAZZ PLAYLIST TO GO

And here’s terrific news! You won’t have to wait for the festivities to begin. Get in the mood now with an exclusive jazz playlist on Spotify available at Bit.ly/VisitConcord.

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JAZZ ART PROGRAM WITH WREN AVENUE ELEMENTARY: SCHOOL OF ARTS

Visit Concord selected Wren Avenue Elementary: School of the Arts as the featured school for a jazz inspired art program. Wren’s 300+ students will create artwork inspired by the history of Jazz in Concord and it will be displayed for the community to view this summer.

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BE AN OFFICIAL SPONSOR OF THE CONCORD JAZZ FESTIVAL 50TH ANNIVERSARY VIEW PDF

This year Concord shows its appreciation for 50 years of jazz with a multi-day, multi-faceted celebration like none other and we are excited to extend an invitation to you to be a part of it. This is a great opportunity to increase your visibility in front of a diverse audience and members of the business community. Position your company as an innovator by supporting community events that will enlighten, engage and entertain.