It's a great kick off to summer on Saginaw's historic South Jefferson Avenue. Jazz on Jefferson is celebrating its tenth year on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. The festival showcases the historic avenue's architectural history as well as local jazz talent performing free music for audiences of all ages.
The evening's festivities begin at 4:45 p.m. and conclude at 8 p.m. with a free concert by the New Reformation Jazz Band with the Oppermann Brothers at First Congregational Church. The New Reformation Jazz Band has been performing classic jazz since 1970 and has produced 16 critically acclaimed albums.
Festival goers can enjoy an array of musical performers, an antique and classic car show, house tours, carriage rides and food vendors. The Castle Museum will feature its strawberry shortcake and Hoyt Library will be offering cold beverages in its hospitality tent. Tours will be available at the Hill House, 523 S. Jefferson, and other locations along Jefferson Avenue.
Preceding the event will be the rededication of Jeffers Park. The restoration of the fountain was performed last year thanks to fundraising efforts of the Michael Jeffers Memorial Fountain and Park Committee and the generosity of the community.
Jazz on Jefferson is hosted by the institutions of Saginaw's historic South Jefferson Avenue between Federal and Hoyt streets. The evening marks the diversity, heritage and vibrancy of the organizations along this historic street. For more information, please call Tom Trombley at 752-2861, Ext. 304.
This event is sponsored by Saginaw Arts & Enrichment Commission, Hemlock Semiconductor, Saginaw Celebrates Summer and Absolute Building Maintenance.