Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach will kick off its fourth professional Jazz under the Stars summer concert series on June 7 with Cleveland based vocalist Eileen Burns. The concert will highlight a mix of swinging tunes and romantic jazz standards.
On July 12, one of the leading alto saxophone voices on today’s jazz scene, Bobby Selvaggio, returns with Ashley Summers on bass, Chris Baker on drums and Theron Brown on piano. The concert will feature new original jazz music composed by Bobby, along with some jazz favorites.
Akron-based trumpeter and composer Josh Rzepka will lead his jazz trio in a performance that will feature the music of jazz greats Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and others on August 16. The trio will also play original compositions from Josh’s acclaimed albums Into the Night and Midwest Coast.
The summer series wraps up on September 6 with Hudson-based Tim Akin and his combo as they heat things up with tunes from the American Songbook.
These free concerts are at 7pm in Medina’s Uptown Park. Music lovers are encouraged to bring picnics and lawn chairs.
ORMACO is an all volunteer non-profit with the mission of making music, arts and culture accessible to all, with many programs benefiting minority, disadvantaged and rural populations. Underwriting and sponsorship opportunities are available for the summer jazz series and the organization also welcomes individual donations to help make programs possible. For more information, call 330-722-2541 or visit www.ormaco.org.