Jazz in the Park returns to Delavan’s Phoenix Park Bandshell at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 7.
Performances will be given by the DDHS Jazz Ensemble, DDHS Jazz Lab Band, DDHS Lydian Choir, and Phoenix Middle School Jazz Ensemble.
Our students will be working throughout Friday June 6 and the morning of June 7 with this year’s guest artist/clinician Mr. Jay Craggs from Whitewater.
Craggs is the facilities coordinator for the UW-Whitewater James R. Connor University Center and does adjunct teaching in the Communications Department.
As a guitarist, composer, and educator, Craggs has entertained audiences across North America. He has shared the stage, recorded with, or opened for many jazz, rock, and entertainment notables including Wynton Marsalis, Bobby Shew, James Moody, Bob Mintzer, Frank Mantooth, Phil Collen, the Yellowjackets, Rare Silk, Tommy Holland, Chris Vadalla, Buddy Rich, Ritchie Cole, Steve Houghton, Dennis DiBlasio, Steve Wiest, Ernie Adams, Rich LIttle, and many others.
The free concert is sponsored and supported by the Delavan-Darien Friends of the Visual and Performing Arts.