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8TH ANNUAL SOUTH BEND JAZZ FESTIVAL

The South Bend Jazz Festival is a two-day, one weekend event that presents some of the most exciting names in modern jazz. Featuring artists from all over the globe, this year’s festival offers an exciting lineup that will be sure to delight and entertain party goers of all generations. South Bend Jazz Festival is held at the beautiful Century Center, located in the heart of downtown South Bend and overlooking the iconic Saint Joseph River.

CLUB NIGHT

The party starts Friday evening with Jazz Festival’s Club Night, a series of exclusive shows at local nightclubs. Hop from club to club as you hear, feel and experience some of the region’s top musical acts. These shows will be presented in a wide variety of local venues, featuring a dizzying array of food, drink and entertainment that music lovers of all ages will enjoy.

SATURDAY – MAIN STAGE

The music keeps flowing through Saturday on the Jazz Festival’s main stage at the Century Center, an award-winning convention center featuring over 100,000 square feet of adaptive, beautiful event spaces. Come early and stay all day to take in the sights and sounds of local jazz ensembles, a groundbreaking live DJ, and renowned international artists that could only be assembled on one stage — the 8th Annual South Bend Jazz Festival.

AFTER PARTY

But wait — the show’s not over! Be sure to join us for the official Jazz Festival After-Party at the legendary local venue, Vegetable Buddies, where Festival artists will converge to collectively inspire an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime jam session that you will not want to miss.

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PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

SATURDAY OCTOBER 26TH, 2019

Friday – Club Night
Saturday (TICKETS $15 ADVANCE | $18 AT DOOR)

Kids under 12 free

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25TH – CLUB NIGHT
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26TH
  • 11:00pm – Jazz Fest After-Party at Vegetable Buddies featuring Bastian Steven
  • 10:00 pm – “Southside” Denny Snyder
  • 8:30 pm – Danny Lerman and Adam Hawley
  • 7:00 pm – Jerry Vivino Quartet
  • 5:30 pm – The Lowlifes
  • 4:00 pm – Justin Lee Schultz
  • 3:15 pm – Clay High School Orchestra
  • 2:45 pm – Clay High School Swing Choir
  • 2:00 pm – Clay High School Jazz Band
  • 1:15 pm – Mishawaka High School Jazz Band

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FEATURED ARTISTS

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Denny Snyder

Bio

Born and raised in South Bend, Indiana, "Southside" Denny is a legendary guitar player with ten albums to his credit.  A prolific performer, Denny has played stages throughout the U.S. and Canada with such musical luminaries as Luther Allison, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Buddy Guy, Ray Charles, Albert Collins, Lonnie Mack, Taj Mahal, Ko Ko Taylor, Legendary Blues Band, Sugar Blue, Bernard Allison, Larry McCray, Rod Piazza, Honeyboy Edwards, Lonnie Brooks, George Thorogood, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Styx, Edgar Winter, and The Beach Boys.

Performance Schedule

10:00 pm

Full Day Cost: $15.00 advanced | $18.00 at door

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Danny Lerman and Adam Hawley

Bio

Danny Lerman is a riveting Saxophonist and composer. Danny’s CDs Danny’s Island/Chartmaker Jazz and Meow Baby/Lightyear/EMI earned stunning reviews, opening the door to international airplay, festivals and concerts in Finland, Venezuela, South Africa, Indonesia, The Netherlands, Turkey, Hong Kong, and the USA. Lerman has recorded and performed with Howard Hewett, Danny Boy, Bobby Lyle, Norman Connors, Jimmy Mngwandi, Peabo Bryson, Kevin Mahogony and Onder Focan. Lerman has opened for Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, Sergio Mendez, Richard Elliot, David Benoit, Eric Marienthal, the Ghetto Boys and Joe Lovano among others.

Guitarist Adam Hawley is a gifted performer, sideman, and educator, known for his lithe, groove-oriented approach to contemporary jazz and R&B. After working steadily for over a decade with many marquee jazz and pop artists, Hawley launched his solo career with his breakthrough 2016 debut album, Just the Beginning, which featured three chart-topping smooth jazz singles including "35th Street," "Joy Ride," and "I Don't Mind." Along with performing, the guitarist has a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Southern California, and balances his time between playing live and teaching at places like Musician's Institute, Chaffey College, and Saddleback College.

Performance Schedule

8:30 pm

Full Day Cost: $15.00 advanced | $18.00 at door

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Jerry Vivino

Bio

Jerry attended the Manhattan School of Music in 1972 and 1973 where he studied with woodwind guru, Joe Allard. Jerry has played with Bruce Springsteen, James Taylor, Son Seals, Paul Shaffer, Frankie Valli, Al Kooper, Dion, James Brown, Phoebe Snow, Donald Fagen, Dr. John, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis and the legendary Keely Smith, to name just a few. Jerry's true passion in music is Jazz and R&B.

Performance Schedule

7:00 pm

Full Day Cost: $15.00 advanced | $18.00 at door

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LowLifes

Bio

Meet The LowLifes: These four gifted musicians/entertainers have been bringing jazz back to the community of South Bend for the last ? years. Their audiences range from very young to very wise, everyone coming together to enjoy jazz/pop classics with new arrangements written by the band, for songs such as “The Wee Small Hours of the Morning” and "All of Me.” The band makes it a point to place their individual music stamp on many a contemporary and modern songs also. The song list is a very eclectic set, with a little something for everyone.

Performance Schedule

5:30 pm

Full Day Cost: $15.00 advanced | $18.00 at door

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Justin Lee Schultz

Bio

Justin-Lee Schultz was born on February 8, 2007 in Johannesburg South Africa. He moved with his family to Michigan in 2015. Justin started playing piano at the age of 5 and received an endorsement from Yamaha, South Africa that same year. His first stage performance was with his dad in East London just two weeks after he started playing.

Justin plays all genres of music from Jazz, Blues, RNB and Gospel. He is currently taking piano lessons from Professor Jeremy Siskind from Los Angeles. He loves listening to his favorite musicians: Bob James, David Benoit, Chick Corea, John Coltrane, George Duke, Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson.

Performance Schedule

4:00 pm

Full Day Cost: $15.00 advanced | $18.00 at door

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Bastian Steven

Bio

Hailing from the Netherlands, Bastian Steven's debut album, Disconnected, is “A soulful-jazzy pop album with songs about life and connections between human beings. A reflection of today’s world and some very personal, dark and sunny times”.

From 2010 till 2015, Bastian was the lead singer of The New Vintage Soul group ‘Dear Mr Man’. After 2 albums, a lot of shows at the coolest venues in the Netherlands, support act of the bands ‘KANE’ and ‘De Dijk’ and their music being used in the 2015 tv-commercial of Hooghoudt Jenever, it was time to fulfill the next dream: a solo project.

Performance Schedule

11:00 pm – After-Party

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Mishawaka High School Jazz Band

Bio

Mishawaka High School Jazz Band returns to the South Bend Jazz Festival under the direction of Dennis Gamble. Whether it's funk, rhythm and blues, or a simple swing, these Cavemen sure know how to rock!

Performance Schedule

2:45 pm

Full Day Cost: $15.00 advanced | $18.00 at door

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Clay High School Jazz Band

Bio

The performing arts are at home at South Bend's Clay High School. Regulars of the South Bend Jazz Festival, the Clay Jazz Band under the direction of Michael Myers will make you boogie and bop until you just can't stop!

Performance Schedule

1:30 pm

Full Day Cost: $15.00 advanced | $18.00 at door

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Christian Villalobos

Bio

South Bend DJ Christian Villalobos specializes in Electronic Dance Music—but to him, it is much more than a style of music. "It takes you on a spiritual journey... anyone can play top 40 music, but it is all the same to me... in my opinion, music is meant to make you hyped up and dance. I just want more of that." Inspired by his father, also a DJ, Christian's main goal is "to get you up and dance!"

Performance Schedule

Plays between sets

Full Day Cost: $15.00 advanced | $18.00 at door

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2019 TICKETS

TICKETS ARE $15.00 AVAILABLE NOW ($18.00 AT THE DOOR).
Children under 12 free

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CONTACT US

Danny Lerman
Executive Producer

Ralph Lampkin
Marketing/Promotions

For booking, sponsor or any other questions contact us at info@southbendjazzfestival.com.

The 2019 South Bend Jazz Festival is a Proud Recipient of a 2019 Visit South Bend Marketing Grant!