Thursday, June 24, 2010

Miles Davis Jazz Festival adds to 2010 lineup

Organizers of the Miles Davis Jazz Festival, which is scheduled for Saturday, August 14 at Lewis & Clark Community College in Godfrey, have informed StLJN of a couple of additions to this year's musical lineup.

Along with the previously announced acts - saxophonist Michael Anthony Fitzgerald, guitarist Brian White, and the Howard Neal Band - the 2010 MDJF also will feature sets from Chicago-based saxophonist Michael Salter's 5-piece band Freakjar and Kansas City saxophonist Dave Panico.

Salter (pictured) is a former St. Louisan and graduate of the jazz program at Northern Illinois University. Panico, who bills himself as "The Soaring Saxman," is active in both secular and contemporary Christian music.

The Miles Davis Festival is sponsored by the Madison County Arts Council, Illinois Arts Council and the Alton Foundation. General admission tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

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