Friday, October 13th, 2017, 6:30 pm – 10pm
Jack Kerouac Poetry Contest with live music by Tony Passarell Trio. The winners will be announced and perform live.
Saturday, October 14th, 2017 2 pm – 9pm
Headliners at 7:30pm: Bobby Bradford Quartet, featuring Vinny Golia, Tina Raymond Sand David Tranchina. The Year of the Trumpet with Bill Ortiz, Darren Johnston, Hal Forman and more!
2:00pm Alan Ernst Quartet
3:00pm Byron Colbron Trio and performance painting by Laura Hohlwein
4:00pm Heath Proskin Quartet and performance painting by Laura Hohlwein
5:00pm Alex Jenkins Trio
2:00pm – Triism
3:00pm – Hal Forman / Michael Smolens Duo
4:00pm – Rent Romus Trio with Scott Walton & Donald Robinson
5:00pm – Exploring Miles with special guest Bill Ortiz
6:00pm – Dinner Break
7:00pm – Featured Poet, Indigo Moor
7:30pm – Bobby Bradford and the Vinny Golia Quartet
This year don’t miss Bobby Bradford Quartet, featuring Vinny Golia, Tina Raymond Sand David Tranchina. Bobby Bradford is a very important American Jazz musician, band leader and composer. He has worked with notable musicians such as Ornette Coleman and John Carter. Also, playing this year, The Year of the Trumpet, with Bill Ortiz, Darren Johnston, Hal Forman and more! Bill Ortiz is well known as being the trumpet player for Santana and is one of the most in demand players in the San Francisco Bay area. He has performed and recorded with a diverse group of artists such as The Dramatics, Destiny’s Child, En Vogue, Cecil Taylor and Johnny “Guitar” Watson to name a few!
In collaboration with the jazz musicians, painter Laura Hohlwein will be painting in harmony with the live music.
The festival will also feature the Jack Kerouac Annual Poetry contest where winners collaborate with musicians on Friday October 13th!