Photo courtesy by Arturo Sandoval and the City of Casselberry
Written by Nathan Wertheimer
Casselberry, FL – Latin Jazz comes alive at Lake Concord Park with jazz legend Arturo Sandoval coming to Casselberry for the Spring Jazz Concert and Art Festival at 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, September 30, 2017. This free event, sponsored by El Sentinel and the City of Casselberry, will entice all jazz lovers to gather and enjoy a spectacular evening at the lakefront park.
This event is only a short drive from Orlando. There are many routes to take to arrive at this event. Please check your GPS for the best travel route. Parking near Lake Concord Park is very limited. Here are some areas where one can park their vehicle and walk over to the park. There is plenty of parking at the Casselberry Target and Home Depot. It is recommended to get to this event early for the best parking spaces. If you can’t find close event parking, there will be ongoing bus shuttles are available across the street from Northland Church on 530 Dog Track Road in Longwood. There are a limited number of handicap spaces near the Casselberry Police Station and Casselberry City Hall public parking lot. Don’t forget to bring your folding chair and or blanket to sit out on the lawn in front of the stage. Anywhere you sit will be the best seat in the house. Relax and enjoy some great jazz music from these well-known musicians. It is recommended to leave your coolers at home.
Who is jazz legend Arturo Sandoval? Sandoval, the blazing, technically flawless trumpeter from Cuba is one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers and continues to be recognized for his outstanding talents and was awarded his 6th Billboard Awards for “Best Latin Jazz Album” in 2007.
There are many tunes this trumpeter will perform. Some of Sandoval top music are entitled “La Virgen de la Macarena,” “A Mis Abuelos,” “Manteca,” “Caundo Vuelva a Tu Lado,” “The Latin Train,” “I Left This Space for You,” “At the Jazz Band Bail,” “ Round Midnight,” “Concerto In D Major,” and “Be-Bop.”
Besides the music there are vendors and artisans selling and providing services. Check out the many local companies on hand. Just about all crafts and fine arts are hand made by the individual artists. Some items you’ll find are handmade soaps, candles, fresh honey, floral arrangements, artwork in and various styles. Plus, there will be some service vendors such as investment planning services, insurance brokers, and much more. Prices on items and services are reasonable. Don’t forget to bring cash. Some vendors may only take cash while others take both cash and credit cards.
One can’t forget the food. There will be plenty of food vendors on hand with a variety of food and drinks to choose from. Prices range from $2 – $15 depending on what you order. On average a full meal can costs about $10.
Don’t forget there is another Casselberry Spring Jazz and Art Fest in the Spring. For more information on this event go to http://www.casselberry.org/index.aspx?NID=656 . If you like this article, then like it on our Otownfun WordPress account. For more great events and places please check us out at www.otownfun.com .
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Sources of Information: Casselberry Latin Jazz & Art Festival website