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>Local Jazz Series Celebrates One-Year Anniversary!


Smoke’s Supper Club at The Flame will present another evening of premier jazz entertainment on Sunday October 24th. This concert will mark the one-year anniversary for the successful monthly series, which features all local Artists. It has been a wonderful year of music and fun for the Artists and the patrons alike. The community has been very supportive and the sponsors, Smoke Boyd of the Flame, and local entertainer John VanDyke are excited about continuing the series.

Les Sutorius on Trumpet

This month it’s JazzFEST. A spectacular event that will feature some of the finest musical artists in Eastern Carolina all on one stage! Local saxophone player and entertainer Bob Tyson will host the evening. Scheduled appearances include Vocalists Jill Williamson and John Van Dyke, Les Sutorius on Trumpet, Tommy Smith, Trombone, Russ Hamby, Sax, Joe Distefano, Keyboards, George Knott on the Bass and Glenn Pointe Jr on Drums and percussion. The music will cover a wide spectrum of jazz stylings including Dixieland, “straight ahead” standards, and a shot of rhythm and blues.

Dancing will be encouraged and the night will finish with a jam session featuring a host of special guests!

JazzFEST New Bern, Sunday October 24th. Doors open at 5pm – music starting at 6pm at The Flame Catering and Banquet Centre, 2301 Neuse Blvd, New Bern, NC

General admission $15.00. Tickets for JazzFEST are available at Bank of The Arts in Downtown New Bern and at New Bern Farmer’s Market. For advance reservation, please call 252-649-0109. Tickets will be available at the door but advance reservations are recommended.

Submitted by: Jon VanDyke, Eastern Carolina Jazz