The New Bedford JazzFest, May 18, 5-11 PM, Custom House Square to benefit Your Theatre, Inc. of New Bedford. Featuring: Gerry Gibbs and His Electric Thrasher Orchestra featuring Nicholas Payton and David Liebman playing the music of Miles Davis 1967-1975. Plus, Southcoast Jazz Orchestra 17 piece Big Band.
In cooperation with Bridgewater Credit Union as its major corporate sponsor, Your Theatre, Inc. will produce this Whaling City's first-ever jazz festival.
Using Custom House Square in New Bedford's Historic District and National Park, Jazzfest is designed to create an upscale annual music event featuring instrumentalists and singers from the regional and national jazz scene.
The main stage will feature headline acts, while small ensembles will appear at a neighboring venue, giving patrons an evening of four to five hours of entertainment.
Adjacent to the main stage tent will be smaller tents housing local food and beverage vendors as well as the work of artists from Southeastern Massachusetts and the surrounding area.
Featuring: Gerry Gibbs and His Electric Thrasher Orchestra, with Nicholas Payton and David Liebnam, playing the music of Miles Davis, 1967-1975.
Plus: Southcoast Jazz Orchestra 17 piece Big Band
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