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By Preity Upala
Observer Staff Writer 

Long Beach Jazz festival to Bedazzle Crowds This Weekend at Rainbow Lagoon Park

Three Day Festival will include Eric Benét , Sax To The Max: Michael Lington, Paul Taylor, Vincent Ingala and David P. Stevens

 

August 11, 2019

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Jazz singer at last year's Long Beach Jazz festival

This weekend, from the 9th to the 11th August, Long beach will host the 32nd Annual Long beach Jazz festival at Rainbow Lagoon Park, East shoreline drive in Long Beach. It will be featuring a great line-up from classic R&B to hot summer night jazz. It is said to be the only Southern California Jazz Festival staged on a gorgeous grassy knoll in a beautiful Lagoon setting. The Long Beach Jazz Festival features some of the top artists of the year and includes VIP seating in an incredible outdoor setting with a great selection of food, art and much more. "Jazz", will be an experience you will never forget! Touted at one of the best Jazz festivals in America, this event is set to impress you once again this year.

The festival is scheduled for three days with different artists appearing on stage each day. On the Friday, guest will be serenaded by artists such as Eric Benét , Sax To The Max:  Michael Lington, Paul Taylor, Vincent Ingala and David P. Stevens.

The Saturday's show will feature headlining acts such as: Norman Brown w Angie Stone, Poncho Sanchez, The Jazz Classics Feat. Russ Freeman, Jazz In P!nk Feat. Gail Jhonson, Karen Briggs & Mariea Antoinette , The Al Williams Jazz Society and Willie Bradley.

The Sunday show concludes with brilliant artists such as Brian Culbertson, Arturo Sandoval , Terence Blanchard, The Rippingtons Feat Russ Freeman, Special EFX All Stars feat. Chieli Minucci, Karen Briggs, Eric Marienthal, Gerald Veasley, Lao Tizer, Elliott Yamin, &  Joel Rosenblatt, Al Williams Jazz Society feat Alexis Joy - A Tribute to Nancy Wilson, and Darryl Williams with Special Guest Bryan Thompson.

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performer at last year's Long Beach Jazz festival

But Great Jazz is not the only thing that guests can enjoy. There will be a fantastic Food Pavillion with great food options from all around the world including Carribbean cuisine and soul food among others. Another big highlight of this years festival will also include the health and wellness pavilion. Guests will continue to experience the always highly anticipated Jazz, Health & Wellness Pavilion where mind, body, and soul will be attended to. The event features inspirational and expert wellness speakers and leaders, treatment centers, vendors and healthy food sampling stations in addition to the 2nd stage of musical entertainment. Vendors and speakers offer strategies for leading a healthier lifestyle, feeling more energized, focused and de-stressed. The festival is an eco-friendly, sustainable event offering visitors a wide array of enjoyable experiences.

The Music will go well into the night with the festival set to end at 10.00 pm every night. With record crows set to attend this year's extravaganza, it should be a fantastic weekend of music, food and fun for the whole family and yet another successful Jazz festival. Please visit http://www.longbeachjazzfestival for tickets and more information. Special packages are available for an enhanced experience.

 

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