“They are as men just as their music sounds: giving, open, genuine and deeply funny... they show us that a life in music should be lead with grace, joy and honesty.”
Kicking off the festival are legendary saxophone players Bootsie Barnes and Larry McKenna, whom after 80 years of living and playing in the same city finally recorded their first album together The More I See You. Resumes combined, these musicians have recorded and performed with names such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Rosemary Clooney, Lee Morgan, the Heath Brothers, Stan Getz, Philly Joe Jones, and countless others.
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Proceeds from ticket and merchandise sales will go to Jazz Bridge - a local non-profit that assists blues and jazz musicians coping with life-altering health, legal, financial, personal and professional crises, by advocating for their needs, bridging financial and logistical gaps, and increasing employment opportunities and awareness of the local jazz sound.