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Chautauqua Jazz Week Experience

The Chautauqua Jazz Week Experience is a new program inspired by the musical art form and lifestyle of Jazz. Featuring artists-in-residence and guest musicians at Lakeside, this week includes a series of opportunities for music students, educators and enthusiasts to celebrate Jazz through participation and attendance at workshops, sessions, lectures, concerts and interactive performances.

Exploring the music from its roots through its influence in today’s modern genres, students of all ages and the community will explore the impact of this art form, its legends and innovators, hallmark recordings and compositions and its everlasting cultural exchanges on the world stage.

The Chautauqua Jazz Week Experience hopes to engage new audiences and renew music enthusiasts in a deep appreciation of our nation’s African American musical heritage that has inspired history, developed artists and musicians from all walks of life, made contributions and influences in genres that define the 20th century and beyond and enriched a global impact of unity and cultural exchange.

The Chautauqua Movement embodies the lifestyle that is found in the essence of Jazz — engaging in one’s creative interests, quest for knowledge, spiritual rejuvenation, and overall well-being.

The Chautauqua Jazz Week Experience is made possible by the Ohio Arts Council’s 2022 Arts Resiliency Initiative Community Grant, the largest grant Lakeside has received from OAC. The OAC is funded in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature. The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically.


SPECIAL WORKSHOPS

Register for these special all-day workshops with Chautauqua Jazz Week Experience artists-in-residence to explore the music, its cultural and the soulful side of playing and singing it. Perfect for musicians of all ages. Workshops are taught on the stage of Hoover Auditorium and feature masterclasses, educational jazz sessions, play-a-longs and more.

Blues Workshop | Monday, June 13, 1:30-5 p.m. | Hoover Auditorium Stage | $35
Open to players of all levels, join the artists-in-residence for a workshop on playing the Blues. Learn how to use the Blues progression in your playing, different patterns and blues heads and jam using various techniques in harmony, melodies and grooves from the basics fundamentals, to how the Blues are used today. Register now!

Improvisation Workshop |Tuesday, June 14, 1:30-5 p.m. | Hoover Auditorium Stage| $35
Open to players of all levels, join the artists-in-residence for a workshop in improvisation. Learn how to play over basic and more advanced chord progressions, using various scales and melodic concepts, and how and what to listen for in playing as a soloist and with a group. Register now!

Jazz/Pop Styles Workshop | Wednesday, June 15, 1:30-5 p.m. | Hoover Auditorium Stage | $35
Open to players of all levels, join the artists-in-residence for a workshop on playing in various genres such as swing, Latin, ballad, Funk. etc. Learn how to use the genres to interpret melodic lines, improvisation and more. A culmination of concepts discussed from previous sessions will be incorporated. Register now!

Jazz Singers Vocal Workshop | Thursday, June 16, 1:30-3:30 p.m. | Orchestra Hall | $35
Open to players of all levels, join the artists-in-residence for a workshop on vocals. Register now! 


WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

Registration for the four Featured Workshops listed above is $35 per workshop, limited space available. Register by Friday, June 10. School groups and groups larger than 5 should call the Programming Office at (419) 798-4461, ext. 259 for special registration rates.

Registration includes participation in chosen workshop(s), admission to the Lakeside Chautauqua grounds and parking in the South Gate Parking Lot for the day(s) chosen. Please take the complimentary golf cart shuttle from the Welcome Center to Hoover Auditorium or Orchestra Hall.

Please note: the Jazz Concerts, Special Evening Features, Chautauqua Lecture Series, and other performances listed below are open to the Lakeside community and included in the cost of a Daily, Weekly or Season Chautauqua Pass. Only the all-day Special Workshops listed above require paid registration.


ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Please note: the Jazz Concerts, Special Evening Features, Chautauqua Lecture Series, and other performances listed below are open to the Lakeside community and included in the cost of a Daily, Weekly or Season Chautauqua Pass. Only the all-day Special Workshops listed above require paid registration.

FEATURED JAZZ CONCERTS

Sunday, June 12, 6 p.m. | Steele Memorial Bandstand
Program in the Park: Bobby Floyd Trio
Grammy-nominee and jazz legend Bobby Floyd performs with his band, featuring Derek DiCenzo on bass and guitar and Reggie Jackson on drums. The members of this group add just the right mix of talent and experience to create the elements necessary to produce an appealing sound that expands beyond live entertainment.

Thursday, June 16, 7:30 p.m. | Hoover Auditorium
Ohio Jazz All-Star Night
Honoring the famous ‘Jazz at the Philharmonic’ series, join Sam Blakeslee as he leads a night of jazz featuring Chris Coles, Dwight Bailey, Jerry Powell, Evelyn Wright, Jackie Warren, Michael Shirtz, Charles Saenz and other special guests.

SPECIAL EVENING FEATURES

“Jazz BackStage @ Hoover”
Join us for a unique intimate performance on the stage of Hoover Auditorium for special feature performance highlighting special themes and programs. Audiences will sit on stage with the musicians as they share the music and stories of jazz legends.

Monday, June 13, 8 p.m. | Hoover Auditorium Stage — “Dave Brubeck @ 100”
Join Michael Shirtz and special guests as they celebrate the 100 years of jazz legend Dave Brubeck.

Tuesday, June 14, 8 p.m. | Hoover Auditorium Stage — “Charlie Parker @ 100”
Join Chris Coles and special guests as they celebrate the 100 years of jazz legend Charlie Parker.

Wednesday, June 15, 8 p.m. | Hoover Auditorium Stage — “Jazz Drummer Tribute”
Join Jerry Powell and special guests as they celebrate the some of the great jazz drummers of the 20th century.

Wednesday, June 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Hotel Lakeside Lobby
Join guitarist Camden Sondergeld for an evening of jazz standards.
*Due to the heat, this event has been moved to the Hotel Lakeside Lobby. 

CHAUTAUQUA LECTURE SERIES

Join us for this special week of lectures presented by the artists-in-residence.

Monday, June 13, 10:30 a.m. | Orchestra Hall
“The Blues Journey”
Experience the journey of how one genre that practically grew out of nothing, became practically everything of the American music experience.

Tuesday, June 14, 10:30 a.m. | Orchestra Hall
“The Legends of Jazz”
Remembering famous jazz legends, their music and their lives.

Wednesday, June 15, 10:30 a.m | Orchestra Hall
“The Sounds of Jazz”
A special look at the famous recordings, discographies, and performances that impacted the world of jazz and influenced the sounds of American popular music.

Thursday, June 16, 10:30 a.m. | Orchestra Hall
“The Voices of Jazz”
Evelyn Wright and Michael Shirtz explore our favorite legendary jazz singers of yesterday and today.

JAMMIN’ WITH JERRY!

JAMMIN’ WITH JERRY!
Tuesday, 12:30-1:15 p.m. | Walnut Plaza
Thursday, 12:30-1:15 p.m. | Pavilion Jennings East Deck
Perfect for families to join drummer Jerry Powell for fun with drums and percussion. Jerry leads one of Ohio’s largest drum lines and believes that anything can be made into a drum. Stop down during your lunch times and jam out with Jerry Powell! Please note: Jammin’ with Jerry on Thursday, June 16 has moved to the Pavilion Jennings East Deck. 

JAZZ TRIVIA

JAZZ TRIVIA
Monday, June 13, 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Walnut Plaza
Join us for trivia with John Mann and jazz musicians for a special jazz trivia night!

CHAUTAUQUA COMMUNITY WORSHIP SERVICE

Sunday, June 12, 10:30 a.m. | Hoover Auditorium
Chautauqua Community Worship Service
The artists-in-residence join the worship experience.


ARTISTS-N-RESIDENCE & GUEST MUSICIANS

Artists-in-Residence include:
– Dwight Bailey (bassist/composer/producer)
– Sam Blakeslee (trombonist/composer/bandleader)
– Chris Coles (saxophonist/composer/bandleader)
– Jerry Powell (drummer/bandleader)
– Michael Shirtz (vocalist/pianist/composer)
– Evelyn Wright (vocalist)

Featured Guests include:
– Jackie Warren (pianist)
– Charles Saenz (trumpet)

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Date

Jun 12, 2022
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