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More Than Music: Jazz Talk Schedule Announced for Tri-C JazzFest


Each year, Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland hosts enlightening conversations and interviews with artists on topics relevant to the jazz world. The dialogue will continue at the 42nd annual festival, presented by KeyBank Sept. 11-12, 2021 at Cain Park in Cleveland Heights.


Conversations will take place throughout the festival in the Jazz Talk Tent, featuring artists, radio hosts, a producer, a writer and a historian.

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“Because we take our educational mission seriously, these offerings are important to us,” said Terri Pontremoli, director of Tri-C JazzFest. “They’re always interesting, but they’re fun, too.”


Below is a schedule of talks, listed by date and time:


Sept. 11

·         Jazz Heights! | 4:15 p.m.

Jazz historian Joe Mosbrook and producer Jim Wadsworth discuss Nighttown and the rich legacy of Cleveland Heights jazz clubs and musicians.


·         The Roots of Latin Jazz | 7:15 p.m.

Radio host Tony Vasquez and musician Mitch Frohman (Spanish Harlem Orchestra) talk about the Cuba/Puerto Rico/New York Latin jazz lineage.


·         The Ballad of Tommy LiPuma | 8:45 p.m.

Mark Ribbins interviews author/musician Ben Sidran about his recent biography of beloved record producer Tommy LiPuma. Books will be available for purchase and signing.


Sept. 12

·         The Ballad of Tommy LiPuma | 3 p.m.

Radio host Jack Marchbanks interviews Sidran about his LiPuma biography. Books will be available for purchase and signing.


·         Back to Max: Jazz and Social Awareness | 4:30 p.m.

Marchbanks talks with drummer Jerome Jennings about his recordings centered on social issues and reflects on We Insist! Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite.


·         Pandemonia: What I Did During Lockdown | 7:30 p.m.

Dan Polletta hosts a discussion with Emmet Cohen and Dominick Farinacci about playing music in 2020, sans live audiences.


The festival will also feature performances by Tri-C JazzFest Academy students in the Strassman Insurance Services Colonnade between main stage sets. Student bands will perform beginning at 4:15 p.m. Sept. 11 and 3 p.m. Sept. 12.  


Food trucks, vendors and street performers add to the daily fun. A Kids Club, sponsored by U.S. Bank and free to the public, will feature live music, dancing, balloons and music-related crafts from noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 11 in the Cain Park playground area.


The 2021 lineup is a music lover’s delight. The young and diverse lineup includes Lakecia Benjamin, Emmet Cohen, Bria Skonberg, Catherine Russell, Spanish Harlem Orchestra and many others. Visit tri-cjazzfest.com for the full lineup and schedules. All schedules are subject to change.


Passes, sold by the day, are available through ticketmaster.com or by calling 216-371-3000. Reserved passes are tiered, available for $50, $65, $75 and $100. Lawn seating is $35.


Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland is made possible by Cuyahoga Community College, KeyBank, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, The George Gund Foundation, Strassman Insurance Services Inc. and a growing list of donors and vendors. Cain Park is owned and operated by the City of Cleveland Heights.



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