Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland returns this month for its 35th anniversary! It is the largest music festival in
, and the
largest educational jazz festival in the country. While I’m more of a
rock and roll guy, I am a music fan and definitely have an appreciation of
great musicians. It’s an understatement to say that jazz has its share of great
musicians. Also, Jazzfest is another way that Ohio Cleveland
shines and brings attention to the Cleveland
music scene. I’m happy to support the Tri-C Jazzfest Cleveland by being one of
their bloggers and I appreciate the invitation to participate.
Out of all the artists performing, the one I’m most intrigued with is Raul Midon. He’s a guitarist that’s been blind since infancy. To steal a line (and some other info) from his bio, the New York Times describes him as “a one-man band who turns a guitar into an orchestra and his voice into a chorus.” He grew up listening to Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor and Paul Simon. Those have helped shape his style, as well as his rock and blues guitarists like Eric Clapton and B.B. King. I searched on YouTube for him to get an idea of his music. I didn’t really get the New York Times quote until I saw the video (shared below). He’s incredible.
Does he sound like an artist you’d like to see? The Tri-C Jazzfest has provided me with two tickets to giveaway! You can enter to win to tickets to see Raul Midon on Saturday, June 28 at 7:30pm at the
Enter by doing any of the following: Hanna Theater
- Tweet the following phrase and leave a comment below telling me you tweeted: Send me to see Raul Midon at @TriCJazzFest, @jeremybednarski. www.jeremybednarski.com #StandupforCLE #TriCJazzFest
- Follow @TriCJazzFest and @jeremybednarski on Twitter and leave a comment below with your email address telling me that you've followed us both.
- Leave a comment below telling me what you love about the Tri-C JazzFest or Cleveland's music scene in general. Include your email address.
It would be great to have a Rockfest started up in
Cleveland, but that’s another
argument for another day. Until then, get out there and enjoy Tri-C JazzFest! As always, thanks for reading!