Hartland JazzFest Features Top Talent
International stars, the finest local talent, and delectable food from regional vendors come together at the third annual Hartland JazzFest on Saturday, June 21 at the Hartland Library lawn off Route 5 in Hartland. This family-friendly event will delight music lovers of all types, with fun in the sun from noon to 8 p.m.
The suggested donation for admission is $10, and children are free. Visitors may bring a chair or a blanket, and a picnic if desired; an audience tent will provide shade, and food vendors will be on site. A portion of the proceeds will benefit music and arts scholarships for talented local youngsters. The event is sponsored by Hartland Community Arts.
On Saturday, June 21, JazzFest will kick off at noon with the East Bay Jazz Ensemble, featuring local legend Gerry Grimo. Arthur Lipner will take the stage at 1 p.m., followed by the Almost Legendary Thundering Muskrats, led by Lebanon, New Hampshire physician Eric Bronstein, who will cure what ails you. Tim Gilmore’s Electric Bebop Band will feature scorching guitarists Randy Roos (Orchestra Luna, PBS composer) and Dave Tonkin (sold-out performances at New York’s Blue Note and the Saratoga Jazz Festival). They will be joined by guest artist John Carlson, nationally recognized trumpet wizard, who has toured and recorded with the Grammy-nominated Either Orchestra.