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2011 Creekside Jazz & Blues Festival – Schedule

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by Mark Subel on June 13, 2011

The 2011 Creekside Jazz & Blues Festival in Gahanna Ohio, just 10 minutes from Columbus, is here once again. It seems every year this festival in the heart of downtown Gahanna seems to grow in popularity and the number of performers is usually some of the finest in the city and state. The Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival is a three day cultural celebration featuring hundreds of musicians, delicious cuisine, artisans from the region, amusement rides and engaging family activities. The event started over ten years ago as a one day dedication of Gahanna’s new Creekside Park area and the beginning of Olde Gahanna’s revitalization.

As the name indicates, there are a number of amazing jazz performers at the festivals main stages every year. This year is no different. Below is the calendar of jazz performers for the 2011 Creekside Jazz & Blues Festival:

Friday, June 17th

5:00 – 6:30 pm The FYI Quintet (Jazz Stage presented by Heartland Bank)
6:30 – 7:30 pm In Full Swing (Creekside Community Stage presented by Mount Carmel)
7:00 – 8:30 pm Rachel Sepulveda Quartet (Jazz Stage presented by Heartland Bank)
8:00 – 9:00 pm Vernon Hairston (Creekside Community Stage presented by Mount Carmel)
9:00 – 10:30 pm Pharez Whitted and the Liquid Crystal Project (Jazz Stage presented by Heartland Bank)

Saturday, June 18th

11:00 – 12:30 pm Rising Stars Blues & Jazz Contest presented by Benchmark Bank (Creekside Community Stage)
12:30 – 2:00 pm Tom Carroll’s Organic Chemistry (Jazz Stage presented by Heartland Bank)
1:30 – 3:00 pm The Tim Cummiskey Duo (Acoustic Alley)
1:30 – 3:30 pm Jazz for Kids program (Musical Discovery Stage)
2:30 – 4:00 pm The Hip Huggers (Jazz Stage presented by Heartland Bank)
2:30 – 3:45 pm Swing’s the Thing (Creekside Community Stage presented by Mount Carmel)
4:30 – 6:00 pm fo/mo/deep (Jazz Stage presented by Heartland Bank)
6:45 – 8:15 pm The New Basics Brass Band (Jazz Stage presented by Heartland Bank)
9:00 – 10:30 pm The Urban Jazz Coalition (Jazz Stage presented by Heartland Bank)

Sunday, June 19th

11:00 am – 2:30 pm Sunday Jazz Brunch at Mezzo Italian Kitchen & Wine
12:00 – 1:30 pm The Mary McClendon Duo (Acoustic Alley)
12:00 – 1:00 pm The Linda Dachtyl Quartet (Jazz Stage presented by Heartland Bank)
12:30 – 1:30 pm Dean Marcellana & Clave Sonic (Creekside Community Stage presented by Mount Carmel)
1:30 – 2:30 pm The Columbus Youth Jazz Orchestra (Jazz Stage presented by Heartland Bank)
3:00 – 5:30 pm The Columbus Jazz Orchestra (Jazz Stage presented by Heartland Bank)
3:45 – 4:45 pm Jazz Ethics (Creekside Community Stage presented by Mount Carmel)

More information on the Creekside Jazz & Blues Festival 2011: http://www.creeksidebluesandjazz.com/

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