FEATURED — BY NMILNER ON AUGUST 4, 2009 AT 11:37 AM
First Friday isn’t the only thing going on in downtown Scranton this weekend. The fifth annual Scranton Jazz Festival will be held Friday through Sunday, Aug. 7-9, at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel.
The festival brings together some of the finest jazz talents in the Northeast for a three-day celebration of music and art. On Friday, music begins at 7:30 p.m. with The Marko Marcinko Latin Jazz Quintet followed at 8:30 p.m. by jazz superstar Chuck Mangione.
The festival picks up again on Saturday at 5 p.m. with Ellington Legacy, followed by Organic Vibe Trio with Dave Samuels (6 p.m.); Nilson Matta and Brazilian Voyage (7 p.m.); and The Funk Filharmonik (8 p.m.).
On Sunday, the day begins with The Jazz Mass with Rev Bill Carter and Presbybop at 12:30 p.m. And the final day of the festival wraps up with The Keystone Jazz Institute Student Jazz Combos (4 p.m.); The Phil Markowitz Trio with Jay Anderson and Adam Nussbaum (5 p.m.); The Chris Tarry Band (6 p.m.); The Absolute Trio with jazz vocalist Bob Dorough (7 p.m.); The Festival Big Band (8 p.m.); and The Jazz Jam at 9:30 p.m. at Trax Bar.