The 6th annual JAZZ at the Rockefeller Greenhouse will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6, at the City of Cleveland’s Rockefeller Park Greenhouse, 750 E 88th St. The free concert, scheduled from 1 – 4:30 pm, will feature two well-known, locally-based jazz groups, Annette Keys & Road Trip, and the Jazz Heritage Orchestra Quintet. In case of inclement weather, a rain date is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 7.
The Jazz Heritage Orchestra is a professional 17-piece not-for-profit performance/education group that is officially in residence in Cleveland State University’s Black Studies program. The orchestra is composed of outstanding jazz performers who are also highly competent music educators.
The motto of JAZZ at the Rockefeller Greenhouse is “Tour the Grounds! Dig the Sounds!” As in previous years, the concert will be held on the facility’s main mall. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets. (Last year’s concert drew about 2,400 attendees for the afternoon.)
An art show featuring Cleveland-based artists will be held as well. Other elements are free Lolly the Trolley rides thru the Cultural Gardens, planting activities and face painting for children in the Betty Ott Talking Garden, and a voter registration table. Light snacks and beverages sold during the event help support Rockefeller Greenhouse programs.
Rockefeller Greenhouse supplies the flowers and plant materials for Rockefeller Park and other Cleveland properties, and the facility contains three acres of outside gardens and another acre under glass. It can be reached off Martin Luther King Drive and is just south of Rt. 90.
JAZZ is produced by H/L Communications and supported by Friends of Greenhouse, Ward 8 Councilwoman Sabra Pierce Scott, Ward 9 Councilman Kevin Conwell, Famicos Foundation, Cleveland State University, Call & Post, and the City of Cleveland.
For the latest information about JAZZ at the Rockefeller Greenhouse, call the Greenhouse at 216.664.3103 or go to www.rockefellergreenhouse.org.
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