September 6, 2007
Old Webster Jazz & Blues Festival Salutes Johnnie Johnson "Celebrate. Educate. Commemorate."
Webster-Kirkwood Times Presents the 7th Annual Old Webster Jazz & Blues Festival. The Festival, with an all-star roster of musicians, has established itself as one of the most memorable events on the first-rate fall festival circuit. A "Tribute to Johnnie Johnson" featuring the Johnnie Johnson Band with Kim Massie, will headline the family-oriented festival. The friendly streets of Gore and Allen are the sites of ten different shows nestled among historic buildings that house modern day specialty shops.
Saturday, September 15, Noon - 11 pm
Webster Groves Historic District at Gore & Lockwood Avenues, Webster Groves
Johnnie Johnson Band with Kim Massie, Webster University Faculty Jazz Band, Brian Owens, and Special Guests, Wild Cool & Swingin', Gumbohead, Anita Rosamond, Marquise Knox Blues Band, SIUE Faculty Jazz Ensemble, Joe Bozzi, Webster Groves High School Jazz Band, David's Guitar Loft Jazz Fusion
FREE Admission, Jazz Improv Workshop and Parking
For more information visit:
www.oldwebsterjazzfestival.com or call (314) 961- 4656 or (314) 961-8810
A free JAZZ IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP is available for regional students and amateur musicians of all ages. Co-Sponsored by Webster University, the workshop is hosted by world-class faculty and performing musicians. From 10-11a.m. you can learn from Webster University faculty members such as Paul DeMarinis (saxophone), Steve Schenkel (guitar), and more. All workshops take place in the Winifred Moore Auditorium at 470 East Lockwood Hall in Webster Hall on the campus of Webster University. Each participant receives a free gift bag from area retailers (MAXJAZZ, Mel Bay Records, Webster Records, Euclid Records, Switzer's Licorice).
For info contact Jean Huber at 314.968.7032. No prior registration is necessary.
GORE AVENUE STAGE:
Noon -2 pm: Joe Bozzi Band
2 pm - 4 pm: Anita Rosamond
4 pm - 6 pm: Gumbohead
6 pm - 8 pm: Webster University Faculty Jazz Band
8 pm - 11 pm: Tribute to Johnnie Johnson Featuring the Johnnie Johnson Band with Kim Massie, Brian Owens and Special Guests
ALLEN AVENUE STAGE:
Noon - 2 pm: David's Guitar Loft Jazz Fusion
2 pm - 4 pm: SIUE Faculty Jazz Ensemble
4 pm - 6 pm: Marquise Knox Blues Band
6 pm - 7 pm: Webster Groves High School Jazz Band
7 pm - 10 pm: Wild, Cool and Swingin'
Presenting Sponsor: Webster-Kirkwood Times Radio Sponsor: MY 103.3
Corporate Sponsors: Webster University, McCaughen & Burr Fine Arts, National City, Switzer's Licorice, and U.S. Cellular Platinum Sponsors: Acme Printers-Lithographers, Boston Creative, Brentwood Signs Etcetera, Prudential Advantage, David's Guitar Loft, DeBlaze & Associates, Lutheran Senior Services, Polsinelli Shalton Welte Suelthaus PC, Schaefer Auto Body, Straub's Markets, Russell Tompkins & Gilsinan, LLC, and Webster Records Friends of the Festival: Rolling Ridge Nursery, Webster Groves/Shrewsbury Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Webster Groves. Food Partners: CJ Muggs, Joe Boccardi's, and many more.
Emcees: MY103.3's Mike Thompson, KMOX's Don Wolff and Debbie Monterrey, 97.1 FM Talk's Jamie Allman