Information compiled and written by Nathan Wertheimer
UPDATE – This event has been POSTPONED due to the on-going Coronavirus.
Contemporary Jazz comes alive at Lake Concord Park with Dynamic performers Paul Taylor and Michael Lington at the Casselberry for the Spring Jazz Concert and Art Festival from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020. This free event, sponsored by 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. 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.
Taylor is a smooth jazz saxophonist who has released 11 albums since his debut On the Horn in 1995. Originally from Denver, he now resides in Las Vegas. He is known for his soulful sweet sound and innovative music. His most recent album, Countdown, fuses his trademark jazz/funk/soul vibe with prominent elements of synthesized dance and pop, electronica and even a touch of blues. For more information on this musician please visit www.paultaylorsax.com
Michael Lington, a Danish-American contemporary saxophonist, songwriter, has released 11 solo albums and has 25 singles that have charted on the Billboard and Radio & Records (R&R) contemporary jazz radio charts. For more information on this musician please visit www.michaellington.com
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.
Then check out the 7th Annual Experience Contemporary Art Exhibit inside City Hall. Stop by and meet the artists at the opening reception from 6- 8:30 p.m. See paintings, drawings, mix-media, sculptures, and much more. Show will be up for about a month. Most of the artwork shown is for sale by the individual artist. The Casselberry Art House promoting this show.
Don’t forget there is another Casselberry Jazz and Art Fest in the Fall. For more information on this event go to http://www.casselberry.org/index.aspx?NID=765 . If you like this article, then like it on our Otownfun WordPress account. Also, join to be one of our followers at otownfun on WordPress. For more great events, places, and articles, please visit us out at www.otownfun.com
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Sources of Information: First hand experience and Casselberry Latin Jazz & Art Festival website