Jazzanooga Events: Jazz At Waterhouse Pavilion, Living Jazz And Jazz On The Bluff

Thursday, April 03, 2014
Jazz on the Bluff 2013 with Booker Scruggs
Jazz on the Bluff 2013 with Booker Scruggs

Jazzanooga, Chattanooga’s Jazz Festival, will host Jazz at the Waterhouse Pavilion Friday and Jazz on the Bluff on Sunday. Download the full festival schedule at www.jazzanooga.org

Downtown Jazz at the Waterhouse Pavilion, takes place Friday at 12:30 p.m. Scheduled to perform are: Chattanooga Community College Jazz Ensemble, members of the Jazzanooga Youth Academy and Chattanooga’s Jazz Divas. The Waterhouse Pavilion is in Miller Plaza. This event is part of Jazzanooga’s Big Nine Jazz Series, a series of events designed to animate MLK Boulevard with the sounds of jazz.

Jazz on the Bluff, an annual event held in partnership with the Hunter Museum of American Art and the Bluff View Arts District, will kick off Sunday at 10:30 a.m. on the patio of Rembrandt’s Coffee House. The fun will continue from 12:30–4 p.m. at various locations in the Hunter Museum of American Art. Scheduled to perform: Tim Hughes Quartet, Normal Park Museum Magnet Band, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Jazz Ensemble, Undoctored Originals, Jazzanooga Youth Music Academy All Stars and Voices of THECREATIVEUNDERGROUND. Visitors are encouraged to take in the visual art exhibit African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era and Beyond, as it’s also Free First Sunday at the Hunter Museum.

Living Jazz Series: Sunday evening, Jazzanooga teams with Barking Legs Theater to present an ongoing live concert and discussion series that features Chattanoogan jazz musicians, artists and performers. This showcase provides audience members an "intimate atmosphere to enjoy and appreciate one of America’s true art forms, Jazz."  Sunday features the Dexter Bell Trio. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students with ID. For more information visit www.barkinglegs.org.

Jazz on the Bluff 2013
Jazz on the Bluff 2013

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