Jazzanooga, Chattanooga’s Jazz Festival, announced Tuesday that NYC based JazzReach and the Metta Quintet will perform Friday evening at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center. Jazzanooga draws fans from across the region for a month of performances and educational opportunities. The full schedule is available at www.jazzanooga.org.
The JazzReach concert is especially for children and families, and introduces young audiences to the world of Jazz. The performance is at 6 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jazzanooga-presents-jazzreach-featuring-metta-quintet-tickets-10564299103
Jazzanooga 2014 features a lineup of jazz performers including recent Grammy winners Lalah Hathaway and Gregory Porter. But, the joy of Jazzanooga is in celebrating Chattanooga’s local music scene. The festival serves as a platform for local musicians, artists and creatives to share their talents with Chattanooga. An aspect of this year’s festival is the Big Nine Jazz Series, a week of jazz education, visual art and local music at various MLK Boulevard venues. The Big Nine Jazz Series culminates in a full day of family friendly music activities on April 26.