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Jazz in the Park

  • 565 W Bennett St, Saline, MI 48176
  • Presented By: Saline Arts & Culture Committee
  • Dates: July 20, 2024
  • Location: Mill Pond Park
  • Time: 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Price: Free
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Saline Arts & Culture Committee presents:
A free community event!

In addition to great jazz, enjoy food trucks and giveaways in a beautiful park setting.

Host: Maxine Michaels from WRCJ's Maxology
Grammy-nominated Straight Ahead
Jonathon Muir-Cotton & Expressions
Olivia Van Goor, jazz vocalist
Rick Roe, jazz pianist
Cole Oswalt and The Community Collective

Jonathon Muir-Cotton is a multi-award winning double bassist and bassist trained in both the jazz and classical traditions. He has studied under Detroit greats, including Marion Hayden, Robert Hurst, and Rick Robinson, and various nationally renowned artists. Jonathon Muir-Cotton and Expressions will headline the festival. Learn more at www.jonathonmuircotton.com.

Olivia Van Goor is a Detroit-based jazz vocalist, arranger, producer, and composer. She has toured in major surrounding cities with albums named “When the Shadows Fall” and “Don’t Be Mad at Me.” Van Goor received nominations for Best Vocal Jazz Album of 2021 by the Detroit Music Awards and Outstanding Vocalist in 2023, and recognition by any Michigan based publications. Learn more at www.oliviavangoor.com.

The Rick Roe Trio is led by Rick Roe, a jazz pianist, composer, performer, and educator of the southeastern Michigan music community. He has produced and co-produced twelve recordings with original compositions and jazz classics with some of the most accomplished jazz musicians in the world, such as Wynton Marsalis, and many more. Recently, Roe has been performing with Rodney Whitaker for Jazz at Lincoln Centerʼs outreach program Jazz for Young People in the Detroit Public Schools.

Cole Oswalt and The Community Collective is a jazz group mostly comprised of young musicians from Community High School. All are studying jazz at either The University of Michigan or Michigan State. Musicians include Zach Sommerfeld on bass, Mick Hanson on piano, Wyatt Harris on drums, Alex Kripfgans on trumpet, and Cole Oswalt on tenor sax.

Interested in sponsoring? Contact Sarah Massey at smassey@cityofsaline.org for more details.

Event design by Karen Tuttle at klizaDESIGN.com