2008 Capital Jazz Fest – Hot Fun
Plans for the 16th annual Capital Jazz Fest to held from June 6-8, 2008 are on the way. Capital Jazz Fest known to be one of the largest jazz festival will attract some of the industry’s biggest contemporary jazz acts, who will be performing on two stages simultanelously over two days.
CJF is more than just a concert, it’s a musical and social event. Personally, I would say that as a patron, you get to people-watch, eat, drink, shop for art, mingle, relax and of course satify your musical appetite.
The Pavilion Stage will showcase the best in contemporary jazz and will be hosted by Grammy-winning jazz vocalist Patti Austin. Featured artists include Chris Botti, Randy Crawford, Joe Sample, Dianne Reeves, Brian Culbertson, The Funk Experience, Roberta Flack, and many more.
The Symphony Woods Stage will showcase urban and alternative artists and will be hosted by Tony Richards. Featured artists include Jeffrey Osborne, Ledisi, Average White Band, Howard Hewett, Plunky, and many more. And this year’s Friday kickoff concert will feature a special performance by Boney James and Brian McKnight.
After the show, check out the late night after-parties, plus the 5th Annual Capital Jazz Challenge competition, featuring some of the finest up-and-coming contemporary jazz talent, to be held this year at the Hilton Columbia Hotel.
Stay tune for more scoop.