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  • Monday Jun 04 Doors open 12:00PM Show starts 1:00PM
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    Elkhart Jazz Festival Preview Party featuring Mike Smith

    On sale April 1st

    The Four Arts Club is excited to present the preview event for the 31st Annual Elkhart Jazz Festival featuring Mike Smith and the Jim Catalano Trio!

    A Chicago native, Mike Smith first became enthralled with jazz as an eleven-year-old beginning band student. And his dedication to the art form was so great that eight years later he won the coveted Charlie Parker Scholarship to North Texas State University and was a student of famed saxophone professor Jim Riggs. He earned a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance.

    Mike has performed and recorded with over a hundred jazz greats, including Nat Adderley, Clark Terry, Art Farmer, Tony Bennett, Jimmy Heath, Natalie Cole, Linda Ronstadt, Diane Schuur, Gloria Morgan, Kurt Elling, Nancy Wilson, Frank Sinatra and Frank Sinatra Jr. He is featured as lead altoist on the Harry Connick, Jr. album Come By Me on CBS Columbia.

    After spending time with the bands of Maynard Ferguson and Buddy Rich, Mike joined Frank Sinatra’s core band as lead altoist and music contractor. His stint with Sinatra included television performances and CD recordings, and the Diamond Jubilee and Come Swing With Me tours (with performances in Japan, Australia, the U.S. and Europe--including a gala in Monte Carlo for the Princess Grace Foundation.) Those years on the road inspired Mike’s third recording for Delmark Records, The Traveler. Mike has continued on as the lead altoist for Frank Sinatra, Jr., touring Europe and the United States. Mike has also held down a continuous weekly gig at Andy's jazz club in Chicago. This year Mike celebrates thirt-four years at this famed venue.

    In his travels Mike has done numerous radio interviews featured on jazz stations nationwide. The Mike Smith Quintet has opened the Chicago Jazz Festival, and Mike is a recipient of the Cannonball Adderley Award for Outstanding Alto Saxophonist in Jazz and a winner of a National Endowment for the Arts award. He has received critical acclaim for his album, Sinatra Songbook, which features liner notes by Frank Sinatra and Frank Sinatra, Jr. Mike is also a Keilwerth saxophone and D'Addario woodwind artist. He has performed as a guest soloist and lecturer, giving master classes and concerts at the Eastman School of Music, the University of North Texas, the Berklee School of Music, Pepperdine University, the University of Miami, and University of Colorado, Boulder, to name a few. Mike has also performed with and work shopped the Navy and Air Force bands in Washington, D.C. His tours have taken him to Southeast Asia, Scandinavia, France, Germany, and the World Saxophone Congress in Spain. He is currently active in the Chicago recording scene, doing national spots for radio and television, Professor of Saxophone at the Chicago College of the Performing Arts at Roosevelt University and performing with his group, the Mike Smith Quartet.

    The Four Arts Club seasonally presents 8 remarkable programs and events featuring a variety of great talent. Dessert and coffee served at each gathering. We welcome guests - and new members. Come join us!

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  • Saturday Jun 09 Doors open 9:00AM Show starts 10:00AM
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    Tutu School Bravo Bash

    2nd Annual Spring Performance Celebrating our dancers!

  • Saturday Jun 09 Doors open 12:00PM Show starts 1:00PM
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    $18 Adults
    $13 Seniors
    $10 Children
    12 and Under Free

    Conservatory of Dance Student Concert

    A performance featuring our ballet, jazz, modern and tap students!

  • Thursday Jun 21 Doors open 6:30PM Show starts 7:30PM
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    Jazz Fest Kick-Off Concert: Truth in Jazz

    Join us as we kick off Elkhart Jazz Fest with a FREE concert by Truth in Jazz!

    Truth in Jazz is a 20 piece Big Band that was founded in 1998 by Dave Ogle of the Elkhart Truth with the assistance of trombone player Steve Petit. Gay Burton was the first director. The band performs Big Band Music from all the eras, and this year will be performing favorites chosen by the individual players in the band. Truth in Jazz is under the direction of Steve Allen, Lead Trumpet and a charter member of the band. The band is made up of local professional musicians who have a deep love for Jazz and wish to support Jazz Music and Jazz Education in Michiana.

    Truth in Jazz has performed for 19 of our 20 years at the Elkhart Jazz Festival. The group also performed at the Elkhart County Fair, First Fridays in Goshen, Vineyards and Vibrations Red Cross Fundraiser at Elcona, Elkhart RV Fest, Goshen Celebrate America 4th of July Event, Rhapsody in the Green, The Box Factory in St. Joseph, Concord High School Jazz Cafe, Memorial High School Jazz Cafe, Central High School, Jimtown High School Jazz Cafe, Warsaw High School Jazz, South Bend Schools Jazz Soundsations, and for McNaughton Park, Potawatomi Park, Central Park in Warsaw, and parks in both Niles and Buchanan. This year in addition to our performances at the Elkhart Jazz Festival the band will be performing on July 1st at Potawatomi Park, September 4th at McNaughton Park and in South Bend with the Four Freshmen Society on October 19th, 2018.

  • Friday Jun 22 Doors open 5:00PM Show starts 5:00PM
    Saturday Jun 23 Doors open 8:00AM Show starts 8:00AM
    Sunday Jun 24 Doors open 8:00AM Show starts 8:00AM
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    31st Annual Elkhart Jazz Fest

    Three Days. Seven Stages.
    100 Performances. June 22-24.

    Since 1988, jazz legends and fans have gathered each summer for a memorable weekend at the Elkhart Jazz Festival. Combining warm, intimate, small-town hospitality with the excitement of big city jazz, the Elkhart Jazz Festival has become an internationally acclaimed event.

    Today, the festival showcases more than 100 performers and draws an audience of 20,000 to our community celebration of America’s classic art form – jazz.

    Known as the Band Instrument Capital of the World, Elkhart companies employ nearly 2,000 skilled craftsmen in the production of instruments that turn music into art.

    We are, perhaps, the only volunteer-delivered jazz festival in the nation. “The City with a Heart” thrives on its enthusiastic volunteers – more than 200 donate time throughout the weekend to bring the festival to life. They set up stages, take ticket orders, help people find their seats, announce the acts, transport musicians, move equipment … and so much more.

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  • Friday Jun 22 Doors open 7:00PM Show starts 8:00PM
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    $55, $45, $35, $25

    Lee Ritenour

    Since his early recordings in the 1970s, he has earned a GRAMMY Award and 19 GRAMMY nominations, numerous #1 spots on guitar polls, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian SJ Awards, and a prestigious “Alumnus of the Year” Award from the University of Southern California. He has recorded more than 40 albums that have yielded 35 chart songs. As a young guitarist, he put his combination of diverse musical styles and brilliant technical chops to work on more than 3,000 sessions with a broad spectrum of artists and was a founding member of Fourplay, which is considered the most successful group in contemporary jazz.

  • Saturday Jun 23 Doors open 7:00PM Show starts 8:00PM
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    Preservation Hall Jazz Band

    At a moment when musical streams are crossing with unprecedented frequency, it’s crucial to remember that throughout its history, New Orleans has been the point at which sounds and cultures from around the world converge, mingle, and resurface, transformed by the Crescent City’s inimitable spirit and joie de vivre. Nowhere is that idea more vividly embodied than in the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, which has held the torch of New Orleans music aloft for more than 50 years, all the while carrying it enthusiastically forward as a reminder that the history they were founded to preserve is a vibrantly living history.

  • Sunday Jun 24 Doors open 2:30PM Show starts 3:30PM
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    Shades of Blue USAF

    The United States Air Force Band of Mid-America is the principal musical ambassador of Headquarters Air Mobility Command. These talented Air Force musicians have had the distinction of performing for Pope John Paul II, Presidents George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Jimmy Carter, the Queen of the Netherlands, and hundreds of other US and foreign leaders. The band performs free civic outreach and recruiting concerts for audiences throughout the Midwest, playing more than 400 engagements each year. In its broader travels, the band has performed in New York City, Philadelphia, Seattle, the Gulf Coast, Germany, the Netherlands, Costa Rica, Barbados, Grenada, Guatemala, Venezuela, Bolivia, and the Azores. Whether recording or performing for live, radio, and television audiences, band members reflect Air Force excellence to millions of people each year.

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