Central PA Jazz Festival Concert

Central PA Jazz Festival - CONCERT, Mt Gretna Playhouse - 200 Pennsylvania Ave, Mt Gretna, PA

Two great bands are featured at this year's Festival at the Mt. Gretna Playhouse on August 29th!! "A NIGHT OF LEGENDS"       Freddy Cole Quartet featuring Bootsie Barnes, Elias Bailey & Quentin Baxter & the Eddie Henderson Quintet featuring George Cables, Billy Hart, Eric Alexander & Doug Weiss Produced by the Central PA Friends of Jazz (CPFJ) and Gretna Music   Tickets also available from Gretna Music  - online  or call them at 717-361-1508 This concert is in tribute to Leesa Crnogorac - a faithful supporter of CPFJ and Gretna Music We thank Tom and Donna Weik for underwriting this event in her memory.   SATURDAY, AUGUST 29TH - 7:30pm“A NIGHT OF LEGENDS” FESTIVAL CONCERT AT MT. GRETNA PLAYHOUSE.The 35th Annual Festival concert will be held in the fabulous Mt. Gretna Playhouseand is co-produced by Gretna Music. The program is underwritten by Tom & Donna Weik and dedicated to the memory of Leesa Crnogorac, one of the longtime supporters of CPFJ and Gretna Music. The evenings “Legends” include vocalist /pianist Freddy Cole and his quartet. Freddy is the brother of Nat “King” Cole and has been thrilling audiences with his interpretations of the American Songbook through more than 20 recordings and thousands of performances. People Magazine states: “Gorgeous autumnal baritone, expressive phrasing and pitch-perfect feel for jazz standards, pop tunes and love ballads.”  Freddy will feature the Philadelphia based saxophonist Bootsie Barnes.  

The second band is the Eddie Henderson’s Quintet with special guests Billy Hart (dr), George Cables (piano), Eric Alexander (sax), and Doug Weiss (bass). Eddie Henderson got his first trumpet lesson from Louis Armstrong and went on to join Herbie Hancock’s Mwandishi Band in the early ‘70’s. He has since built a reputation as one of the leading jazz musicians in the world. His group is an all-star ensemble and promises to bring great energy and excitement to the Festival. This is quite a lineup of jazz luminaries - don’t miss a great evening of jazz in this beautiful venue.  

CPFJ thanks to Gretna Music and Tom & Donna Weik for making this event possible.Mt. Gretna Playhouse, 200 Pennsylvania Ave, Mt Gretna, PA 1706         Tickets are General Admission by section, so get there early for best seating.   Adults/premium = $30 Adults/standard = $24 CPFJ Members / Premium - $26 CPFJ Members / Standard - $20 Students = $12