Berkeley High Combos
& Ensemble
"Jazz on Fourth is an shinning example of the high value the Berkeley business community places on supporting the arts in our public schools, but more than that, it's an exciting musical event---a FREE outdoor jazz festival that's fun for the entire family. Come join us and hear why Berkeley High School's Jazz Ensemble and combos enjoy such a great reputation." -Sarah Cline, BHS Jazz Director.
Website & Music
here


Mal Sharpe's Big Money in Jazz Band
Featuring Kellye Gray
Hailed as "the Grateful Dead of Dixieland," Big Money in Jazz led by famed radio DJ Mal Sharpe, pays tribute to the traditional sounds of New Orleans and the music of Louis Armstrong.
Listen here. Read about Mal Sharpe here.

Mark Hummel & the Blues Survivors
The incredibly powerful harmonica player and vocalist Mark Hummel, leader of the Blues Survivors, has been a major force in shaping and defining blues for several decades. They have crafted their own trademark sound ~ a subtle combination of tone, phrasing and attack combined with a strong sense of swing. Website here.


Josh Jones Latin Jazz Group
Drummer and percussionist Josh Jones is recognized internationally from his touring with such jazz greats as Don Cherry, Steve Coleman, Omar Sosa and Peter Apfelbaum. A Berkeley High School alum, Josh continues to perform with his various ensembles at clubs and festivals in the Bay Area and remains an influence on and supporter of jazz in the community. His latin jazz group will mix modern and traditional sounds.
Website here.


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JAZZ ON FOURTH
18th ANNUAL

SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2013
12-5PM

BENEFIT MUSIC FESTIVAL
FOR BERKELEY HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ
FREE TO THE PUBLIC


BHS Ensemble and Combos
Mal Sharpe's Big Money in Jazz Band
Mark Hummel & the Blues Survivors
Josh Jones Latin Jazz Group

WHERE
On Fourth Street at Hearst Ave, Berkeley

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WHAT
Fourth Street Shops, Drew Properties, KCSM 91 and Berkeleyside present the 18th Annual, free outdoor music festival in support of the Berkeley High School Jazz Program! Our tally shows that we have raised more than $150,000 for BHS Jazz Program over the last 17 years!

Merchants of Fourth Street donate to a gigantic raffle and line the street with their own activities and merchandise. Food booths offer specialty menus just for this day plus neighors Trumer Brauerei and Takara Sake joined us with their finest adult beverages...not to mention free, professional face painting for the kids plus free professional photos of you and your family/friends from Photolab. Last year there were 37 raffle winners picked, not including the 3 big winners who won the Pave gift certificate for $300, the EiWear gift certificate for $400 and the Beauty Bash~after hours party at BeneFit! Congrats to all the winners. We are collecting all of the gifts now for the 2013 year and expect this prize list to be extra special. Come listen to the music and partake in this community event.

CUBA 2012
BHS Jazz left for Cuba directly after last year's festival on Sunday 6/23/12 !! See the last jam session in Cuba with the National School of Art in Cuba HERE. Read more about this trip here.

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PRESS RELEASE 2013

RAFFLE GIFTS 2013
Prior to the May 19th event, BHS Jazz Combos will be playing on Fourth Street near Peet's. Stay tuned for specific days and times. Raffle tickets will be sold here.

Tickets can also be reserved for purchase on the Berkeley High School Jazz website.



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