The 3rd Annual Palmdale Jazz & Wine Festival | Sept. 12th, 2009

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Palmdale Jazz and Wine Festival Uncorks September 12

PALMDALE
– City of Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford and Director of Parks &
Recreation Russ Bird announced the entertainers who will perform at the
third annual Palmdale Jazz & Wine Festival, coming Saturday,
September 12 at the Palmdale Amphitheater at Marie Kerr Park, 2723
Rancho Vista Boulevard.

The
entertainment lineup opens with contemporary jazz guitarist Richard
Smith, whose latest album, SOuLIDFIED, spent 17 weeks at the top of the
jazz charts.

With
eight Top 5 Radio & Records singles, four of which hit #1,
contemporary jazz saxophonist Euge Groove (pictured above) will perform beginning at
7:30 pm. Among his #1 hits are “Keep Coming Back,” “Slam Dunk” and
“Rewind.”

The
evening closes with a 9 pm performance by guitarist/singer/songwriter
Norman Brown. Since the release of his critically acclaimed 2002 album,
Just Chillin’ – which won a Grammy® in the prestigious Best Pop
Instrumental Category – this innovative and original guitarist has been
front and center in the fast evolving fusion of pop, R&B and jazz
that has captured the imagination of true music aficionados across the
country and around the world.

The Festival will be announcing an additional performer and special guest MC in the next few weeks.

The
Palmdale Jazz and Wine Festival will feature a variety of outstanding
local and California wineries. Guests will also be able to purchase a
delicious selection of gourmet foods and micro brewed beers.

Tickets are on sale at www.cityofpalmdale.org/jazz.
Reserved seating tickets are $50, and festival seating tickets are $35.
Guests who purchase Festival-seating tickets are encouraged to bring
short back lawn chairs or blankets. Both tickets include four wine
tasting tickets and a commemorative wine glass upon arrival. A
designated driver ticket is available for $25. Designated drivers are
encouraged to bring short back lawn chairs or blankets. Advance ticket
sales end Friday, September 11 at 11:59 pm PST or when tickets sell
out, whichever occurs first. On the day of the festival, tickets are
$60 Reserved, $45 Festival and $35 Designated Driver. Parking is free.

The Palmdale Jazz & Wine Festival is generously sponsored by Wine and Jazz.com
(presenting sponsor), American Medical Response, Antelope Valley Mall,
Antelope Valley Harley-Davidson, AT&T Real Yellow Pages, Fresco II,
The Palmdale Hotel, Robertson’s Palmdale Honda, Time Warner Cable,
Valleywide Dental, and WineandJazz.com.
Sponsorships are still available, and businesses that would like to
participate as a sponsor to promote their business, products and
services should contact parks and recreation at 661/267-5611.

Carry-in
food, beverages, coolers, alcohol, and pets are not permitted. Smoking
is permitted in designated areas. Designated drivers observed
participating in wine tasting will be asked to leave the festival
immediately without refund. Palmdale Jazz & Wine Festival guests
must be at least 21 years of age to attend. Please be prepared to show
valid ID upon arrival. Babies are not permitted.

For
more information about the upcoming Palmdale Jazz and Wine Festival,
please call the parks and recreation department at 661/267-5611.

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Communications Department • 38300 Sierra Highway • Palmdale, CA 93550

www.cityofpalmdale.org

For more information: http://www.cityofpalmdale.org/jazz/

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