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Jazz descends downtown Henning ends VUUSICA
Ten years ago, the Chandler
series on high note
Jazz Festival made its debut in
historic downtown Chandler.
Listen to a jazzy mix of piano, drums, bass and saxophone when The Dave
Since 1999, the annual event
Henning Group performs at the last show of the VUUSICA concert series at 7:30
sees national big-name
p.m. Sat., April 4 at the Valley Unitarian Universalists in Chandler.
entertainers and local talent
Henning, who received his education at Case Western Reserve University and
perform. To celebrate the tenth
the Cleveland Institute of Music, is one of KJZZ’s top jazz pianists, as voted by
anniversary, one of the festival’s
Phoenix jazz musicians. In addition to his critically acclaimed career, he led a
fi rst performers returns to help
number of jazz clinics at local schools, primarily through Jazz in Arizona. More
celebrate. Grammy nominee
details on his career can be found at www.DaveHenning.com.
trumpeter Irvin Mayfi eld will
Individual tickets are $12 at the door; $8 for seniors and children ages 12 and
perform at 8 p.m. Sat., April 4 in
younger. The Valley Unitarian Universalist Church is located at 6400 W. Del Rio
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Dr. A.J. Chandler Park.
St. in Chandler, south of Ray at McKemy. For details, call 480-899-4249 or visit
JAZZ IN THE PARK: Trumpeter Irvin Mayfi eld and the New
Mayfield, a Basin Street
www.vuu.org.
Orleans Jazz Orchestra Allstars take the stage in Dr. A. J.
Recording Artist, is joined by
Chandler Park at 8 p.m. Sat., April 4 at the Chandler Jazz
Festival.
the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
Allstars to headline the Saturday night lineup of acts. Saturday also features the
Meet ‘Mud’ artists at Vision Gallery
popular “How Cool is Jazz” presentation at 3 p.m. when children in the audience
An opening reception for local artists
are given free jazz kazoos and then perform with the band. There will also be an Art
of “Arizona Ceramics: an Exhibition of
& Crafts Fair in the park on Saturday.
Mud Art,” runs from 4 to 6 p.m. Sat.,
The 2009 Grammy-winning band BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet kicks off
April 4 at Vision Gallery in historic
Friday night’s entertainment at 8 p.m.
downtown Chandler, with the exhibit
In addition, there will be more than a dozen bands on the park stage and along
viewable through May 29.
the sidewalks of historic downtown Friday evening and Saturday afternoon and
The exhibition coincides with the
evening.
convention for the National Council
Visit www.chandleraz.gov/jazz for the complete schedule of events and activities.
on Education for the Ceramic Arts, or
NCECA, April 8 through 11.
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Craft fair
On display are original ceramic clay
CLAY: “Arizona Ceramics: an Exhibition of Mud
Art” opens April 4 at Vision Gallery.
pieces from Sue Berzelius, Sandy Blain,
The Chandler Arts and Crafts League is holding a craft fair at Bashas’ Market at
Sylvia Fugman-Brongo, Sandy Brown,
4940 S. Gilbert Rd. at Chandler Heights Boulevard from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat. and
Tom Budzak, Jim Bury, Kathleen Escobedo, Valerie Fair, Steve Fitch, Bobbi
Sun., April 4 and 5.
Galyean, Toni Gledhill, Lisa Harnish, Alex McCord, Linda McNiff, Janet Orr, Neal
Featured will be handcrafted jewelry, woodwork, stained glass, fi ber crafts and
Walde, Ted Wolter and Letha Woolf.
more. A percentage of sales goes to fund art supplies for area students. In 2008 the
Vision Gallery is located at 80 S. San Marcos Pl. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
group donated $3,200 to schools in the East Valley.
Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Call 480-917-6859.
For more information, call 480-987-3136.
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