This summer, Jazz Night School will be returning to Columbia Park for the Big Jazz in the Park Concert Series. Held in conjunction with the Columbia City Farmers Market, Big Jazz in the Park is a beloved Jazz Night School tradition. These concerts provide a space for people to enjoy jazz, dance, and soak up the beautiful Pacific Northwest summer.
The Big Jazz in the Park concerts showcase the talent and dedication of Jazz Night School students and shares the great American tradition of jazz music. It is also a great opportunity to build community in the Columbia City neighborhood. Big Jazz in the Park concerts are fun and free events for people of all ages.
Wednesday, July 25, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
The first installment of the Big Jazz in the Park concert series will feature the Jazz Night School Summer Big Band. The Summer Big Band is a combination of the Performance Big Band and Big Band Express, this summer directed by Erik Hanson and features student vocalists.
Wednesday, August 15, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
The second performance in the series will be emceed by KNKX Mid-day Jazz host Robin Lloyd and features Big Band Blue - Jazz Night School's premier big band made up of advanced learners and pro's from around the region. Big Band Blue plays outstanding music from jazz greats plus new works by local composers/arrangers.
Sponsors for 2018 Big Jazz in the Park: