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16th Annual Summer Solstice Jazz Festival Lineup announced, June 22-23


The 16th Annual Summer Solstice Jazz Festival will make its way to downtown East Lansing June 22-23, 2012 featuring a high-caliber ensemble of local, regional and national jazz performers. The festival is co-produced by the City of East Lansing, Wharton Center for Performing Arts and the MSU College of Music.


The free-to-the-community festival is staged under a large tent centrally located in the heart of downtown East Lansing in Parking Lot 1 (230 Albert Ave.), on the corner of Albert Avenue and Abbot Road. Visit www.eljazzfest.com for more information.


This two-day jazz event features main stage performances on Friday, June 22, and Saturday, June 23 from 4:30-10:30 p.m. In between each main stage act, up-and-coming jazz performers associated with the MSU College of Music will entertain festival goers with interlude performances.

Friday, June 22 – FREE
4:30 p.m.         Detroit Tenors
6:00 p.m.         Community Music School Jazz Orchestra
7:30 p.m.         Wycliffe Gordon & Niki Haris
9:15 p.m.         Ritmo
Interlude         Peter Nelson Quartet
*After Glow   Diego Rivera Quartet

Saturday, June 23 – FREE
4:30 p.m.         Neil Gordon Trio
6:00 p.m.         Modern Jazz Messengers
7:30 p.m.         Alexis Cole
9:15 p.m.         East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Orchestra
Interlude         Anthony Stanco Quartet
*After  Glow  The LCC Faculty Quartet

*Following the outdoor performances, the festival will continue indoors with After Glow performances each night from 10:45 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. at Beggar’s Banquet, 218 Abbot Road.


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