Jazz in Central Park 2000
Information and Schedules

August 26 & 27, 2000
4th and Magnolia,
Louisville, Kentucky
Free and Open to the public

The City of Louisville Board of Aldermen and The Kentucky Center for the Arts present the Ninth Annual Jazz in Central Park.

Saturday, August 26
4:45 - 5:00 p.m. Opening Ceremonies
5:00 - 5:45 p.m. The Hugh Peterson Quartet
6:00 - 6:45 p.m. The Jazz Prophets
6:45 - 7:00 p.m. Sponsor Recognition
7:00 - 8:15 p.m. Galen, the flautist
8:30 -10:00 p.m. Jane Bunnett & the Spirits of Havana

Sunday, August 27
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. The Ron Jones Quartet
6:15 - 7:00 p.m. The Jerry Tolson Quartet
7:00 - 7:15 p.m. Sponsor Recognition
7:15 - 8:30 p.m. The Roy Meriwether Trio
8:45 - 1:0:30 p.m. The Joey DeFrancesco Trio

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The Hugh Peterson Quartet
Saturday, August 26, 2000, 5:00-5:45 p.m.
Catch the beat of Hugh "Fuma" Peterson, who's played with Weather Report, Marion McPartland, Wilson Pickett and Jaco Pastorius. He's Joined by Renato Vasconchello on piano, Brian Vinson on bass, and Ochion Jewell on tenor sax.

The Jazz Prophets
Saturday, August 26, 2000, 6:00-6:45 p.m.
The Courier-Journal once called guitarist Ron Hayden "The Jazz Prophet," and the name ccrtainly seems right. A dedicated educator and composer as well as an electrifying performer, he mixes influences from fusion, bebop, blucs and pop to create a sound all his own.

Galen, the Flautist
Saturday, August 26, 2000, 7:00-8:15 p.m.
Galen has been a fixture on the national and international jazz scene for over thirty years, playing with such world renowned artists as Houston Person, Melba Moore, Sun Ra, Billy Taylor and Sonny Phillips. His toe-tapping style and sensational stage presence make him a crowd favorite. Jim Anderson and Jason Tiemann round out the trio.

Jane Bunnett & the Spirits of Havana
Saturday, August 26, 2000, 8:30-10:00 p.m.
Mix Canadian flautist and saxophonist Jane Bunnett with the infectious rhythms of Afro-Cuban jazz, and you get a sound you won't soon forget. She's recorded with some of Cuba's most renowned performers, including conga player Tata Guines, singer Merceditas Valdes, pianist Hilario Duran, and the groups Yoruba Andabo and Clave y Guaguanco, and her CD Spirits of Havana was named one of the Top 300 jazz discs of all time by the All Music Guide.

The Ron Jones Quartet
Sunday, August 27, 2000, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Ron Jones swings like "Cannonball" Adderley, but with a style all his own. His high-energy performances have thrilled audiences throughout the Midwest, from Cincinnati and Dayton to Grand Rapids. And his CD Vision ofBeautywon rave reviews from critics across the country.

The Jerry Tolson Quartet
Sunday, August 27, 2000, 6:15-7:00 p.m.
An accomplished composer and music educator as well as an expressive performer, Jerry Tolson mixes jazz standards with original tunes. Joining Tolson, who plays acoustic and electric piano, will be Sonny Stephens on bass, Dwight Dozier on drums and David Clark on alto sax.

The Roy Meriwether Trio
Sunday, August 27, 2000, 7:15-8:30 p.m.
Critic Arnold Shaw describes Roy Meriwether as.,4.a two fisted pianist with thunder in his left hand and lightning in his right." He has been an award-winning favorite of the New York cabaret scene, and in 1999 he received recognition for Lifetime Achievement in Music. He is joined by Frank Smith on bass and Kenny Phelps on drums.

The Joey DeFrancesco Trio
Sunday, August 27, 2000, 8:45-10:30 p.m.
Joey DeFrancesco is carrying the torch for such legendary organists as Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff and Jimmy McGriff. Along the way, he's been voted the world's number one jazz organist in all major jazz polls and number two only to Smith in Down Beat Magazine's critic and rcader polls. He's already played and toured with such jazz greats as Miles Davis, John McLaughlin, Johnny Griffin, Philly Joe Jones and Elvin Jones. Joey is joined by Paul Bollenback and Byron Lendham.

Location: Central Park is located in the Old Louisville area between Park & Magnolia Streets, and 4th & 6th Streets, approximately 8 blocks from downtown Louisville.

Admission: Admission is FREE and there is no reserved seating. Please bring blankets and/or lawn chairs.

Parking: Available at Girl Scouts Office-1325 South 4th Street; National City Bank-4th & Oak; West End Baptist Church-1400 South 4th; Cochran Elementary School-500 West Gaulbert; University of Louisville-in any green, red or blue lot

Food: A selection of food is sold in the vendor area.

Concessions: Vendors with artifacts, ethnic clothing and jewelry, etc. in designated vendor area.

Alcoholic Beverages Not Permitted!
Central Park is a part of the Louisville & Jefferson County Public Park System, which does not permit the consumption of alcoholic beverages.

Audio-Visual Recording Equipment: Not allowed unless permission is granted by the artist.

Trash Control: Please place all trash in trash bins. Do not leave trash in the park or on the streets.

Respect for Private Property: Central Park is located in a neighborhood of historically significant and architecturally appealing homes. Please treat this area as respectfully as you would treat your own.

Sponsored by the City of Louisville Board of Aldermen:
Ist Ward The Honorable Tina Ward-Pugh
2nd Ward The Honorable Barbara Gregg
3rd Ward The Honorable Bill Allison
4th Ward The Honorable Cynl Allgeier
5th Ward The Honorable Steve Magre
6th Ward The Honorable Dan Johnson
7th Ward The Honorable George Melton
8th Ward The Honorable Greg Handy
9th Ward The Honorable Denise Bentley
10th Ward The Honorable George Unseld
11th Ward The Honorable Reginald Meeks
12th Ward The Honorable Cheri Bryant Hamilton

Additional support from:
County Judge/Executive Rebecca Jackson
Marshall & Associates, American Express Financial Advisors
Mr. James Marshall, Master Financial Advisor
Kroger
Jefferson County Commissioner "C" District Darryl Owens

 

 

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The Jerry Tolson Quartet _
Sunday, September 17, 2000 6:00 p.m.,
Clark-Todd Hall, Kentucky Center for the Arts

The Ron Hayden Group
Sunday, October 15, 2000 6:00 p.m.,
Clark-Todd Hall, Kentucky Center for the Arts

Everett Greene
Sunday, November 12, 2000 6:00 p.m.,
Clark-Todd Hall, Kentucky Center for the Arts

Riley White
Sunday, December 17, 2000 6:00 p.m.,
Clark-Todd Hall, Kentucky Center for the Arts

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