There’s a lot of music around town this weekend—if you like indy rock you have a multiplicity of choices at the MidPoint Music Festival all around downtown and Over the Rhine. But if you’d prefer a little bit of jazz in your life, you don’t have to leave the west side.
The East Price Hill Jazz Fest returns on Saturday, Sept. 29, sponsored by the East Price Hill Improvement Association. The third annual event begins at 11:30 a.m. at Dempsey Park, 3200 Price Avenue in Price Hill. The music actually begins even earlier, with a 10:30 a.m. concert by a local young jazz pianist, Rashad Sylvester, at the nearby Price Hill branch library, 3215 Warsaw Avenue (right around the corner from Dempsey Park).
The Jazz Fest lineup begins with the Clark Montessori Jazz Ensemble, followed by Rashad Sylvester at 12:45 p.m., Bashiri Asad from Indianapolis at 1:35 p.m, Dayton’s Eddie Brookshire Quintet at 3:10 p.m., and wraps up with Cincinnati’s Jeremy Long Organ Trio at 4:45 p.m.
It’s the only all-day music festival featuring jazz in the tristate area this year, and organizers hope to attract a diverse audience, as the Jazz Fest has the past two years. The event is supported by several local businesses, including National Marketshare Group, the Incline Public House, Primavista Restaurant, Warsaw Federal Savings and Loan, and the Blue Wisp Jazz club, in addition to the East Price Hill Improvement Association, the local civic club.
Attendees are welcome to bring coolers and picnics, and should bring chairs or blankets to sit on in the park. There is parking available at the Price Hill Community Center on Hawthorne Avenue, close to Dempsey Park.
For more information about the Jazz Fest and other events in the neighborhood, visit the East Price Hill website.