True Blue Jazz is a non-profit organization. The Festival supports the Youth Jazz Initiative of True Blue Jazz which provides performance opportunities, scholarships, instruments, masterclasses, workshops and clinics to the young musicians of the state of Delaware. Programs serve students in all three counties. True Blue Jazz features Latin Jazz Master, Bobby Sanabria and Ascencion on Friday, Oct. 12th at The Atlantic Sands Hotel at 8PM. Downbeat's Trombonist of the Year, Wycliffe Gordon and The Mid-Atlantic Jazz All-Stars perform Sat. Oct. 13th at The Boardwalk Plaza Hotel, 2 shows, 7:30 and 9:30PM.
The Boardwalk Plaza Hotel is the main showroom for both The Eddie Sherman Show featuring Peggy Raley on Thurs. 10/11 at 7:30 PM. And for The True Blue Ladies of Jazz with Shades of Blue, and 3Divas at 7:30PM.
The Jazz Iz Art Expo at Camp Rehoboth Community Center features 3 days of Jazz in paintings, photos and 3 Jazz documentaries. The Expo is open from 2Pm - 6PM on 10/11, 10/12, and 10/13.
Sunday Brunch Finale at Salero Restaurant features The Fred Hughes Trio with Giacomo Gates on vocals. The Brunch runs from 11AM -to 2PM.
Saturday afternoon a free performance on the Rehoboth Bandstand from Noon to 3PM. The Cape Henlopen Jazz Band, The Eddie Sherman Show featuring Peggy Raley, Lipbone Redding and other artists. The 5 hour Big Band Marathon will take place at Rehoboth Beach Firehouse on Sat. 10/13 from 1PM to 6PM. The event is a fundraiser for The Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company. Lipbone Redding will also perform at The Firehouse on 10/13 with an 8PM show.
The Avenue Inn on Wilmington Ave. will host the daily, free "Jazz in the Afternoon Jazz Jam/Happy Hour" from 4PM to 8PM on 10/11, 10/12 and 10/13. Great cocktails and good available from The Blue Hen Restaurant. Live performances at Indigo Restaurant with Second Time Around and at Houston White Steakhouse by Sharon Sable and Shawn Quassainni. Full schedule and tickets available at www.truebluejazz.org
Bobby Sanabria and Ascencion: $45
Wycliffe Gordon and The Mid-Atlantic Jazz All-Stars: $45
The Eddie Sherman Show: $35
True Blue Ladies of Jazz: $35
Lipbone Redding: $20
Fred Hughes Trio Jazz Brunch featuring Giacomo Gates: $55
5-hour Big Band Marathon to benefit Rehoboth Volunteer Fire Company: $30
Artists: Bobby Sanabria, Wycliffe Gordon, Giacomo Gates, Fred Hughes, Lipbone Redding, 3Divas, Shades of Blue, The Eddie Sherman Show featuring Peggy Raley, The Rehoboth Concert Band, The Olney Big Band, The Columbia Big Band, Bill Dilks B3 Organ Trio with Jackie Brown and Vince Lardear, Joe Holt, Mike McShane