Jazz in the Park at Police Memorial Park or JazzFest was held September 24 2016.
It was a gorgeous evening in this northwest community just south of Centennial Hills, surrounding the Jazz in the Park at Police Memorial Park or JazzFest. Temperature were around 70 degrees with no wind, tall pine trees, picnic areas, fresh cut grass, performance stage, about 200 jazz lovers and of course a food truck with smacks for purchase.
This FREE open to the public concert, Jazz in the Park at Police Memorial Park or JazzFest, recently performed at the Police Memorial Park located at 3250 Metro Academy way which is near the cross streets of W Cheyenne and Haualapi and featured two local jazz bands. The Sharps and the Jozef Bobula Trio on Saturday September 24. Attendees were invited to bring their own lawn chairs, blanketsand enjoy a free evening of jazz music.
Jazz in the Park at Police Memorial Park featured The Sharps trio which include instruments keyboard, drums, and saxophone. The name of the band originally was the band leaders fathers band name. “Keep it in the family he said.” On a side note, the keyboard sounded like the bass and keyboard were all in one. Double duty. The Sharps ended the concert with a song that resembled “The Flintstones” theme song. A unique twist.
Jazz in the Park at Police Memorial Park also features, the Jozef Bobula Trio were great. Their instuments included bass, drums and keyboard. If you are really into jazz, you would have recognized their songs. They also mentioned, it would have been artist John Coltraine’s birthday, September 23, 1926.
This Jazz in the Park at Police Memorial Park event was hosted by the City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs and the producer Joe O’Neill. The Office of Cultural Affairs provides performance and visual arts services with planning for the Las Vegas community. The Office of Cultural Affairs has a long history with the city. It has changed and grows to meet the city’s demand. Artistic programs and initiatives are drivers for the recovery of economic development. We hope to spark the cultural engine moving forward for the community and its future.
Besides the Jazz in the Park at Police Memorial Park, The City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs utilitizes the Centennial Hills Amphitheater which is home to some other fine performances to the community including, the Hot Summer Salsa band, Hawaiian Culture concert and many others.