JAZZ FEST by ProQuest


Many folks simply camp out at the venue that offers their brand of music, he it at the gargantuan Acura Stage where soul queen Aretha Franklin will perform on Fri., April 30 or the Economy Hall Tent, the spot for traditional jazz veterans such as drummer June Gardner, who will undoubtedly please the April 23 opening day crowd with his solid band anil entertaining nature. The tributes continue with .some of this city's premier female jazz vocalists -Germaine Bacale, Leah Chase and Betty Shirley - remembering our own Juanita Brooks, whose sudden passing last September stunned the local music community: "Don't miss the Electrifying Crown Seekers" is a slogan thai should be heeded. [...] .

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