The 2nd annual Johnson City Jazz Festival, a 3-day celebration of live jazz music with 8 stellar bands playing a variety of jazz styles, is scheduled for March 15-17 at Carnegie Hotel in Johnson City.
Steve Scheu of Time & Pay, one of the major sponsors, noted. “We have some great jazz artists in our region but there just aren’t that many opportunities to hear live jazz,” said Scheu. “This festival showcases the amazing talent we have in the region, plus it features some very talented national artists including Justin Stanton of Snarky Puppy, and Walt Weiskoph, an extraordinary saxophonist who has played with the likes of Steely Dan and Buddy Rich.
Organizers have worked to make the festival very affordable. There is no charge for Thursday night’s Jazz Jam although attendees are encouraged to “tip” the bands. The cost for Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17 is $15 for each night or $25 for both nights.
Carnegie Hotel, the other major sponsor, is the location for all shows, which run 8:00 pm –11:00 pm each night. There is a special room rate of $119 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights during the festival for jazz fans that want to stay overnight. To reserve, call the hotel directly at 423-979-6400 and say that you are attending the Johnson City Jazz Festival.
In addition to major sponsors, Time & Pay and Carnegie Hotel, other sponsors include Bank of Tennessee, Albert’s Pawn, Dunham & Deitel, Christian Schmid, Mr. Electric, Livewire Radio 103.9, Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union, caseSensitive Photos, Winning Tortoise Productions, Interstate Graphics and JRH Brewing who created Ensemble, the signature beer of the 2nd Annual Johnson City Festival.
For more details about the festival and to buy tickets, visit http://www.johnsoncityjazzfestival.com and follow the festival on Facebook (Johnson City Jazz Festival) and Instagram. (johnsoncityjazzfestival).
For more information, contact Joan Scheu at 423-854-8860 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, March 15
- Tri-Cities Jazz Orchestra
- Zoh Hamrick Band
- The Funky Truth
- Perkins Peterson Quintet
Friday, March 16
- Jason Decristofaro Quartet
- Justin Stanton
Saturday, March 17
- Matt Hall Boptet
- Walt Weiskopf, Saxophone