(Las Vegas) - March 16, 2023 - Clark County Parks & Recreation is proud to present our 33rd year offering the community a free Jazz in the Park Series, featuring May 13th | Haley Reinhart, May 20th | Gerald Albright, May 27th | Kim Waters, June 3rd | BLKBOK, and June 10th | Blake Aaron & Jeff Kashiwa. Jazz in the Park will be held at the Clark County Government Center Amphitheater located at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway.
Opening performances will begin at 6:30 p.m. and headliners will take the stage around 8 p.m. Seating space is limited to first come, first-served, based on availability. Seating for those with picnic baskets, blankets, and low-back chairs will begin at 6 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Tickets are required for entry! This event is Smoke & Vape-free.
Tickets will be available beginning Friday, March 17, at 10 a.m. PST. Tickets will be distributed for the respective concert events via the following links:
May 13th- Haley Reinhart | https://www.seetickets.us/event/Jazz-In-The-Park-feat-Haley-Reinhart/537271
May 20th - Gerald Albright | https://www.seetickets.us/event/Jazz-In-The-Park-feat-Gerald-Albright/537295
May 27th - Kim Waters | https://www.seetickets.us/event/Jazz-In-The-Park-feat-Kim-Waters/537312
June 3rd - BLKBOK | https://www.seetickets.us/event/Jazz-In-The-Park-feat-BLKBOK/537316
June 10th - Blake Aaron/Jeff Kashiwa | https://www.seetickets.us/event/Jazz-In-The-Park-feat-Blake-Aaron-and-Jeff-Kashiwa/537320
Picnics are strongly encouraged; however, food, beverage and craft vendors will be available onsite for purchase. Each event will also be live streamed through the Clark County Parks and Recreation’s Facebook page, @clarkcountyparks, for those who are unable to acquire an admission ticket. Information about the event is on the County’s website at https://biturl.top/3mYnyi.
This year’s lineup showcases:
Haley Reinhart A timeless voice outlasts eras. The gold-certified Chicago-born/Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter exudes an empowering level of charisma and confidence earned by a quiet, decade-long grind.
Gerald Albright Born and raised in Los Angeles, Albright was already an accomplished saxophonist by the time he enrolled at the University of Redlands. He launched his solo career in the infancy of what became the smooth jazz format.
Kim Waters Chart-topping saxophonist Kim Waters’ instantly recognizable sound has found the perfect equilibrium between sensitivity and brawn, intellect and emotion and technique and soulfulness. The prolific saxophonist, composer, and producer has enjoyed a career of longevity that is rare.
BLKBOK Born and raised in Detroit’s inner-city, BLKBOK (born Charles Wilson III), grew up in a music-filled house and by the time he was 8, BLKBOK was an acclaimed piano prodigy, winning statewide accolades and college-level competitions. It is no coincidence that Charles chose the name BLKBOK, which echoes that of one of the greatest pianists and composers of all time and the tag reflects the elements that have contributed to the artist’s identity and symbolizes his colorful journey from pop and hip-hop culture to his critically acclaimed, neo-classical debut album Black Book, and various Mixtape projects and collaborations.
Blake Aaron Drawing on a lifetime of diverse musical influences to create a masterful fusion of jazz, R&B, soul, rock, blues and Latin sounds, the Southern California based Aaron creates an expansive, fully expressive collection. Aaron launched his career as an L.A. studio musician and sideman and has recorded and/ or performed with an incredible array of jazz, pop and R&B artists. Aaron is an expressive artist, representing the many different facets of the music he loves and made him who he is.
Jeff Kashiwa Seattle native, Jeff Kashiwa became known as one of the most compelling young saxophonists in contemporary jazz. Kashiwa performed hundreds of shows all over the world and appeared on many of the band’s classic recordings.
Jazz In the Park Series is produced by Clark County Parks & Recreation and Sponsored by: Findlay Chevrolet, Minden Jewelers, 91.5 KUNV Jazz, Health Plan of NV, Because We Matter - Live Smoke & Vape Free.
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 7th-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.