Clark County Parks and Recreation kicks off the spring with their annual Jazz in the Park Concert Series, which celebrates its 31st year. This year the free series will feature Grace Kelly on May 8, Special EFX Allstars feat Chieli Minucci on May 15, Najee on May 22, Ottmar Liebert on May 29, and Nick Colionne on June 5. Seating for those with picnic baskets, blankets, and low-back chairs will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater located at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. Performances will begin at 7 p.m. Seating space is limited to meet State Covid guidelines. Admission and parking are free. Tickets must be reserved on Eventbrite.com
Picnics are strongly encouraged. Everyone in attendance will be required to follow all current CDC Guidelines and wear a face mask. Each event will also be live-streamed to the Clark County Parks and Recreation’s Facebook page @clarkcountyparks for those who are unable to acquire an admission ticket.
“Jazz in the Park has always signified the beginning of spring for Clark County,” said Commission Chairman Marilyn Kirkpatrick. “Bring out a blanket, some chairs, food, and drink to enjoy some great jazz music in the Government Center’s outdoor amphitheater.”
Grace Kelly won numerous American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Young Jazz Composer Awards and has previously won the “Jazz Artist of the Year” for the third time at the 2016 Boston Music Awards.
Special EFX Allstars feat Chieli Minucci originally founded by drummer and percussionist George Jinda and guitarist Chieli Minucci in 1982, is a Grammy-nominated contemporary jazz group with twenty-three released albums.
Najee a Multi-Platinum and Grammy Nominated saxophonist and flutist is one of the most successful and recognizable crossover jazz and R&B performers of his generation.
Ottmar Liebert is a five-time Grammy Award nominee and has received thirty-eight Gold and Platinum certifications in the United States.
Nick Colionne is a chart-topping smooth jazz guitarist and composer who is accredited as the only artist in the history of smooth jazz to score five consecutive #1 hit singles on Billboard from a single album.
Jazz In the Park Series is produced by Clark County Parks & Recreation and sponsored by Findlay Chevrolet and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Those interested can get more information by calling (702) 455-8200 or by visiting the website at https://tinyurl.com/66yvmjhh. Clark County Parks and Recreation also can be found on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 11th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.4 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors a year (2019). Included are the nation’s 9th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1.1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.