The Bob Kames Foundation Jazz Festival returns April 16 - 18. The festival will include three evenings of performances. On Friday, April 16, Eric Marienthal will take the stage with special guest Brian Culbertson. Ramsey Lewis will perform Saturday, April 17 and Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band returns on Sunday, April 18. Tickets are $45 per performance. Special discounts are available if you purchase more than one show. For more information, contact the Box Office at 414-766-5049 or visit webpage: www.southmilwaukeepac.org/ or www.bobkamesfoundation.org/mainframe.html
The annual Jazz Festival has provided thousands of dollars in grants and scholarships to High Schools and Middle Schools. These funds are used to provide instruments, instrument repair, lessons, music and other related music items. Their main fundraising is through the annual Jazz Festival, sponsors, raffles and private tax deductible contributions. This fundraiser is especially important this year since many of our school music programs could be cut due to budget constraints. This is a great way to support our school music programs and stuents!