If you love jazz, all different kinds of jazz, you need to grab your folding chair, take some dinner and go to the fabulous musical events held Saturday evenings in August and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! That’s right, it’s that time of year again when “Jazz in Blue Jay” begins.
Showtime is at 7 p.m. but the gates open at 5:30 p.m. These incredible concerts are held above the Right Aide on Hwy. 189 in Blue Jay (basically, on the roof). It may sound like an odd venue but it works really well. Everyone takes their own folding chair, a sweater or blanket (in case it gets cold) and they have a fabulous time listening to various sounds of jazz. Wasn’t there a great song in the 1970s or 1980s called “Up on the Roof”? If so, the writers would be jealous because they probably weren’t on the roof in Blue Jay.
This year’s incredible jazz performers include Lao Tizer (August 1), the fabulous Poncho Sanchez (August 8) and Pete Escovedo on August 15. This photo was taken last year at this fun musical event. These two students were honored for their musical ability and were thrilled to be at the event. On the left is San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools Gary Thomas who was thrilled to honor these local students as well. Pictured next to Thomas is Jazz Foundation Board President Chris Levister.
For more information on the concerts go online to: http://www.bluejayjazz.com where you’ll find a lot more information!