Thu 6/28-Sat 6/30
Terri Pontremoli has the best job in jazz. She is the director of the Tri-C JazzFest, and CoolCleveland correspondent Stephan Haluska caught up with her at Nighttown to hear the details of their 2018 lineup, with performances scheduled at Playhouse Square on Thu 6/28, Fri 6/29 & Sat 6/30.
The 39th annual Tri-C JazzFest, presented by KeyBank, features the gamut of well-known headliners such as Terence Blanchard and Brian Simpson’s Smooth Jazz All Stars, as well as up-and-comers like 24-year old phenom Grace Kelly.
Surprises include jazz and funk collective Snarky Puppy and Academy Award-, Golden Globe-, Emmy- and Grammy-winning actor and musician Common, plus Jose James, presenting his new project celebrating Bill Withers. Plus the outdoor stage is free all weekend long with regional music, dancing and fun.
Single tickets go on sale Mon 4/2, but you can purchase a festival pass (and save $150+) or become a member now. http://www.tri-c.edu/jazzfest/buy-tickets.html