JAZZ UNDER THE STARS
Our annual Jazz event, celebrating International Jazz Day, will take place on Monday, April 30, 2018 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Plaza at Ehlers Event Center, 8150 Knott Ave, Buena Park, CA 90621. Enjoy an evening of music in our beautiful outdoor venue! Beer, wine, and light refreshments will be available for purchase.
Tickets are $21 and available in advance at the Buena Park Community Center (6688 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA 90621) or online (click here). Tickets will also be available for purchase at the box office (located in the lobby of the Senior Center) starting one hour before the event. Buy your tickets early, this event is one night only!
INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics, and jazz enthusiasts all over the world to celebrate and learn about jazz and its roots, future and impact; raise awareness of the need for intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding; and reinforce international cooperation and communication. Each year on April 30, this international art form is recognized for promoting peace, dialogue among cultures, diversity, and respect for human rights and human dignity; eradicating discrimination; promoting freedom of expression; fostering gender equality; and reinforcing the role of youth in enacting social change.
ABOUT THE MITCH FORMAN TRIO FEATURING NIKI HARIS - Prolific pianist Mitch Forman (Stan Getz, Wayne Shorter, Jon McLaughlin) and his powerhouse trio from the rave-reviewed album “Puzzle,” bassist Kevin Axt and drummer Steve Hass, join forces with charismatic vocalist Niki Haris. Best known as “the big voice” behind Madonna for 18 years and collaborator with legends from Ray Charles to Mick Jagger, Haris joins Forman’s trio for an extraordinary jazz concert under the stars.
Performers who would like to be considered for this event: submissions for the 2018 concert are now closed. Performers may submit their information for next year's performance the follwing online form Jazz Under the Stars 2019 Submission Form. Please email Maya Mackrandilal, Cultural and Fine Arts Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
JAZZ UNDER THE STARS 2017 featuring Karen Briggs
SUNDAY, APRIL 30
THANK YOU TO KAREN BRIGGS, HER WONDERFUL BAND, and OUR GUESTS!
The Buena Park Fine Arts Division thanks the Mayor and City Council, the Cultural and Fine Arts Commission, our city and park staff, and our wonderful guests for making our 3rd Annual Jazz Under the Stars, featuring KAREN BRIGGS, a resounding success. Stay tuned to this page and our social media for more pictures from the event, and mark your calendars for April 30, 2018 - International Jazz Day!
JAZZ UNDER THE STARS CONCERT 2016: TIZER
SATURDAY APRIL 30th
TIZER is an acclaimed world, jazz and fusion powerhouse group featuring an all-star lineup of musicians. Led by pianist, keyboardist, composer and “Best New Jazz Artist” nominee, Lao Tizer, the quartet also features bass legend and three time Grammy nominee Ric Fierabracci, drum phenom Gene Coye and multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire Steve Nieves.