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Ventura Music Festival: All That Jazz

July 19, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm 47 South Oak Street, Ventura, CA

The Ventura Music Festival annual competition’s finalists are selected from dozens of high school musician entries. For the live competition, each musician plays a piece they’ve chosen, spotlighting their improvised solos of original or classic jazz or blues tunes. They’re backed up by professionals: this year, Bevan Manson on piano, Domenic Genova on bass and Charles Levin on drums.

The 2018 Competition performance took place on March 18th at Squashed Grapes, a jazz club in midtown Ventura, with 75 jazz-loving fans in attendance.

Opening set by Coda Jazz Trio

  • Charles Levin, drums
  • Bevan Manson, piano
  • Tom Etchart, bass

Joined by winners of the 2018 Student Jazz Competition

  • Matthew Kuperberg, piano
  • Henry Urschel, alto sax
  • Finn Dunham, alto sax

Doors open at 6:30, early arrivals encouraged.  The event is free!  Donations are gratefully accepted.

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