According to East Town's news release, the music lineup will feature an array of genres from jazz, funk, Americana, reggae, blues, Latin, and pop-meets-soul.
The season begins with Jazz Orgy, a Fox Valley-based band that'll play contemporary jazz. The tunes switch to Cuban charanga the next week on June 7 with Charanga Agoza from Madison. Another Madison group, The People Brothers Band, performs blues music on June 21.
On July 26, The Right Now will share their pop-meets-soul sounds and breezy-brass. This band is based out of Chicago and is nationally-recognized.The season concludes with Chicago Tribute Anthology.
Kim Morris, executive director of East Town Association said, "Music has become increasingly genre-bending over the years, and Jazz in the Park is evolving along with it.”
Jazz in the Park began in 1991. Each week, over 6,000 people attend the summer concerts. Not only do the concerts feature great music, but there are plenty of food and beverages to purchase from local vendors.
Money from the concerts goes back to the community with neighborhood improvement programs and other events.