Jazz Festival 2018!

Eclectic, cutting-edge, and contemporary—The Muck’s Jazz Festival returns in 2018 with new energy and new producers. Please join us for this wonderful event by purchasing your season tickets now!

Six concerts on Thursdays between May 17-June 21, 2018

May 17, May 24, May 31, June 7, June 14, June 21


Poncho Sanchez and Band – Latin Jazz
Thursday, May 17, 7:30 p.m.
A fiery stew of straight ahead jazz, gritty soul music, and infectious melodies and rhythms from a variety of Latin American and South American sources.

Tonight Show Alum Tommy Peterson with Fullerton Jazz Orchestra, Bill Cunliffe, cond.
Thursday, May 24, 7:30 p.m.
Saxophonist and woodwind artist Peterson has played in notable Big bands including the NBC Tonight Show Orchestra with Doc Severinsen for 17 years.

Barbara Morrison and Band – Vivacious Vocals
Thursday, May 31, 7:30 p.m.
Grammy-nominated jazz & blues singer Barbara Morrison’s twenty-year career as a performer includes appearances with Ray Charles, Dizzy Gillespie, and Buddy Collette.


Glenn Cashman Quintet
Thursday, June 7, 7:30 p.m.
Jazz saxophonist and composer Glenn Cashman returns to The Muck stage for a sensational night of music.

Ernie Watts and Imagination with Bill Cunliffe – Stellar Saxophonist
Thursday, June 14, 7:30 p.m.
Two-time Grammy Award winner Watts has been featured on over 500 recordings by artists ranging from Cannonball Adderley to Frank Zappa, always exhibiting his unforgettable trademark sound.

Blues and Boogie: A Tribute to Ray Charles and Gene Harris
Thursday, June 21, 7:30 p.m.
Known by some as the “Boss of the Boogie”, pianoman/vocalist Rob Rio plays the boogie-woogie and jump blues of the 40’s and 50’s with a virtuosity and elan that has excited audiences around the world for more than 35 years. Also featuring the great Freda Payne (Band of Gold)!

All events rain or shine. Programs and classes subject to change without notice. No refunds on purchases. Please note: $1 conv. fee per item. Outdoor events may be moved indoors due to inclement weather.


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