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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Live on the Lawn: Jazz

Klyde Warren Park will showcase a series of jazz concerts beginning tonight, Thursday, April 25, and continuing through Thursday, May 16.  Bring a blanket, snack at the food trucks and enjoy an evening in the Park.
Sponsored by Chase and produced by Uptown Jazz Dallas, this set of four concerts is part of the Park’s Thursday Night music series.  This Thursday, the series debuts with the Grammy Award-winning Spyro Gyra, an American Jazz
fusion band.  Founded in 1974 by saxophonist Jay Beckenstein, Spyro Gyra has consistently been one of the commercially successfully pop-jazz groups of the past 30 years. The band became a full-time venture in 1976 and has been touring ever since.
The schedule:

Thursday, 4/25:   Performance #1 - Series Debut - Spyro Gyra (jazz/fusion)

Thursday, 5/2:   Performance #2 - JazzMaster Set w/Quamon Fowler | Chuck Smith (jazz/fusion/straight-ahead)

Thursday, 5/9:   Performance #3 - Super Sax Night featuring Mario Cruz | Joseph Vincelli (smooth jazz)
Thursday, 5/16:   Performance #4 - Season Finale - Emerging Stars Edition staring The Funky Knuckles | Tatiana "Lady May" Mayfield
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