12th Gardena Jazz Fest Sunday at Rowley Park

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The City of Gardena presents its 12th annual Gardena Jazz Festival starting at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 24 at Rowley Memorial Park, 13220 S. Van Ness Ave.

The crowd favorite Dave Koz and Friends “Summer Horns” features acclaimed saxophonists Dave Koz, Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot. “Summer Horns…evokes the fun, lighthearted spirit of summertime. The four demonstrate an obvious camaraderie, they work seamlessly as a unit, then trade off, their rapport enhanced by arrangements from some top-notch veterans.

The City of Gardena presents its 12th annual Gardena Jazz Festival starting at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 24 at Rowley Memorial Park, 13220 S. Van Ness Ave.

The crowd favorite Dave Koz and Friends “Summer Horns” features acclaimed saxophonists Dave Koz, Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot. “Summer Horns…evokes the fun, lighthearted spirit of summertime. The four demonstrate an obvious camaraderie, they work seamlessly as a unit, then trade off, their rapport enhanced by arrangements from some top-notch veterans.

Euge Groove, an energetic saxophonist to send you to “Groove Land” is also on the lineup as well as the incomparable sounds of keyboardist, Brian Simpson as well as others artists will grace the stage. 

The event attracts thousands of people from all over the southland and offers an afternoon full of world renowned jazz music for the entire family.

The City of Gardena Jazz Festival began in 2003 to bring the cultural genre of jazz to the City by providing a free event, hosted by sponsors and volunteers.  The event quickly became one of Southern California’s premier events, attracting over 5,000 jazz lovers the first year and blossoming into 10,000 by year four. 

The event became so well attended that the City of Gardena had to begin limiting the number of attendees to make the event comfortable for all.  At a nominal cost of just $20 per person now, the City of Gardena has made the Jazz Festival a yearly destination for all residents and friends.

For more information please contact, Kelly Fujio, Director Recreation and Human Services Department, (310) 217- 9537 or log on at: http://www.ci.gardena.ca.us/departments/recreation/jazzhome.html

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