This free outdoor music festival, benefiting the jazz programs at Berkeley High School, will feature legendary jazz vocalist Ed Reed; the classic blues sounds from the Bay Area’s own Sista Monica Parker; and the traditional Cuban grooves from Tito Y Su Son De Cuba; the Berkeley High School Combo A, awarded DownBeat Magazine's 2011 Best High School Combo Award, and the grand finale from the full 22-piece Berkeley High School Ensemble, directed by Sarah Cline.
For those of you who can not make it to the festival until after 1:15 pm please come anyway. However, I will not be coordinating meeting up with folks after that time. It will get to hectic trying to meet up with folks who are ariving at different times to this festival. (lesson learned from last year)
"Jazz on Fourth is an shinning example of the high value the Berkeley business community places on supporting the arts in our public schools, but more than that, it's an exciting musical event---a FREE outdoor jazz festival that's fun for the entire family. Come join us and hear why Berkeley High School's Jazz Ensemble and combos enjoy such a great reputation." -Sarah Cline, BHS Jazz Director.