• Tue. May 30th, 2023

June 2 – August 24

By Mallory Feltz

Director of Exhibitions & Public Art                                          

Kennedy Heights Arts Center

Kennedy Heights Arts Center presents a new show titled All That Jazz: Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame Exhibit, running from June 2 to August 24 in the KHAC Lindner Gallery at 6620 Montgomery Road.

Explore Cincinnati’s rich and storied jazz evolution through historical photos, memorabilia, music, and anecdotes. From the roaring twenties Jazz Age through the Swing Era and debut of the Big Bands, Cincinnati’s jazz scene gave birth to local and international stars through each decade. For more than seven years, the Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame has been dedicated to the preservation, appreciation, and celebration of America’s indigenous musical art form — jazz.

As part of the mission to build and sustain further interest and audiences for jazz, the Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame honors significant contributors in the Greater Cincinnati area for their creative artistic, educational, and promotional advancement of this unique art form with an annual induction ceremony each spring. In addition, the Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame supports scholarships and master classes for local high school students, and organizes weekly performance opportunities around the city.

This exhibition highlights the development and purpose of the Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame through a selection of photography, memorabilia, stories,There will be an Opening Reception on Friday, June 2 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Kennedy Heights Arts Center Lindner Annex with music by Jazz at Dusk. This event is free, open to the public, and includes free light refreshments.

Two ticketed performances will be held in conjunction with this exhibition. Tickets are available for purchase on the KHAC website at www.kennedyarts.org or by calling 513-631-4278.

      •     Friday, June 2 at 7:30 p.m. – Mandy Gaines Quartet

      •     Saturday, July 1 at 7:30 p.m. performance includes Mike Sharfe on bass, Wayne Yeager on piano, Art Gore on drums, Rick VanMatre on sax, and Marc Fields on trombone.

More information and details about the exhibition and concerts available at www.kennedyarts.org

Kennedy Heights Arts Center is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 – 5pm and by appointment. Call 513-631-4278 or email Mallory Feltz, Director of Exhibitions at mallory@kennedyarts.org to schedule a viewing.

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