Jazz@8

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February thru November $39.90

To reserve a table for groups of 6-8 please contact the
Box Office Mon. – Fri. 10 AM – 5 PM.
There are a limited # of reserved tables available & the
cut-off to reserve a table is the Thurs. before the event.

Friday July 17, 2020 - 8:00pm

Sandusky State Theatre
107 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870 - directions

Noted jazz singer Laura Camara presents a special musical offering of America’s greatest composer, Duke Ellington in “An Evening of Ellington. This special selection of works will cover the grand spectrum of Ellington’s compositions: from the early years, popular song, solo piano works, to sacred music, with special arrangements and lyrics written by Laura. This is an evening not to be missed!
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Friday August 21, 2020 - 8:00pm

Sandusky State Theatre
107 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870 - directions

An evening with beloved Evelyn Wright in honoring the legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday. Celebrate the voice and music that created the incomparable career of Holiday. Nicknamed “Lady Day,” her dramatic performances and recordings have influenced jazz, pop, and commercial music still today. From tunes like “God Bless the Child” to “You’ve Changed,” don’t miss this wonderful night of nostalgia through Evelyn’s beautiful tribute.

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Friday September 11, 2020 - 8:00pm

Sandusky State Theatre
107 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870 - directions

Celebrate the 100th birthday of one the world’s most influential jazz saxophonists Charlie Parker. Nicknamed “Bird” his music in solo improvisation and composition defined the standard for the fast tempo-virtuosic bebop style and advanced harmonic jazz playing. From tunes like “Anthropology” and “Donna Lee” to his famous-trend setting recordings and work with legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, and others, made the era of Charlie Parker some of the most influential in American music. Don’t miss this return of the Chris Coles Quartet to the Jazz@8 Series for this special tribute!

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Friday October 16, 2020 - 8:00pm

Sandusky State Theatre
107 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870 - directions

Back by popular demand is 3Divas! This super-swingin’ powerhouse trio plays original, traditional, and contemporary standards from all genres of music, with their own unique style, innovative arrangements, and effervescent musical joy. As part of the DIVA Jazz Orchestra program in New York City, pianist Jackie Warren, bassist Amy Shook, and renowned drummer Sherrie Maricle are held by the jazz community for their energy, musical synergy that is fast and fierce. From their first shared downbeat, they three kindred-swinging spirits in the voice of one!
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Friday November 20, 2020 - 8:00pm

Sandusky State Theatre
107 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky, OH 44870 - directions

SPECIAL GALA NIGHT CONCERT
A Tribute Concert in honor of the
100th Birthday of Dave Brubeck

This show presented on stage includes guest artists, students of the new North Coast Jazz Academy, the Firelands Symphony Chorale, and a special fine art gallery display.

Celebrate the 100th birthday of the legendary Dave Brubeck in a night filled with musical presentations during Jazz@8’s gala stage concert. From his classical compositions, to his experimentations in time and tonality, Brubeck’s music not only influenced the world of jazz, but all genres of music. Join Michael Shirtz along with a series of jazz musicians, the Firelands Symphony Chorale, and young artists in a special night highlighting the genius of Dave Brubeck.
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