Saturday, October 25, 2014


Memorial baritone sax player Michael Cunningham, right, performs with the jazz band during a set at the Crystal Ballroom Saturday, June 21, 2014. Area high school bands performed with featured professional artists to kick-off Saturday. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

A couple of Elkhart Jazz Festival volunteers walk along Main Street holding hands Saturday, June 21, 2014. Volunteers spend many hours before, during and after the festival to help make the festival a success. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Civic Plaza serves as a gathering place for Jazz Festival goers Saturday, June 21, 2014 who want to enjoy a variety of food and music from the plaza stage. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

A trumpet player for Concord Jazz Band puts his instrument away after performing on the Civic Plaza stage Saturday, June 21, 2014. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Businesses on Main Street had plenty of foot traffic during the Jazz Festival weekend to keep their stores busy Saturday, June 21, 2014. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth)

Guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, left, and Ed Laub perform at the New Life Church stage during the Jazz Festival Saturday, June 21, 2014. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli smiles as he talks with someone before the start of a set with partner Ed Laub at the New Life Church stage during the Jazz Festival Saturday, June 21, 2014. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Clarinetist Dave Bennett takes a turn at the piano during a quick mini set during the jazzorama at the Jazz Festival Saturday, June 21, 2014. The jazzorama features several quick sets with a very informal vibe. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Memorial bass trombonist Roberto Acosta performs with the jazz band during a set at the Crystal Ballroom Saturday, June 21, 2014. Area high school bands performed with featured professional artists to kick-off Saturday. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Memorial drummer Dillon OÕBrien, left, performs with the jazz band during a set at the Crystal Ballroom Saturday, June 21, 2014. Area high school bands performed with featured professional artists to kick-off Saturday. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Banjo player Bill Dendle, left, performs with the Memorial Jazz Band during a set at the Crystal Ballroom Saturday, June 21, 2014. Area high school bands performed with featured professional artists to kick-off Saturday. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Banjo player Bill Dendle, left, performs with the Memorial Jazz Band during a set at the Crystal Ballroom Saturday, June 21, 2014. Area high school bands performed with featured professional artists to kick-off Saturday. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Sam Wistreich, left, leans on his skateboard as he listens to the Penn Jazz Band performance at the Civic Plaza stage as part of the Elkhart Jazz Festival Saturday, June 21, 2014. Area high school bands performed with featured professional artists to kick-off Saturday. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Glen Smith of Niles, Mich. uses an iPhone to capture a visual from the Penn Jazz Band performance at the Civic Plaza stage as part of the Elkhart Jazz Festival Saturday, June 21, 2014. Area high school bands performed with featured professional artists to kick-off Saturday. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Jen Sidorowicz holds her son Will as they both applaud following a song by the Penn Jazz Band at the Civic Plaza stage as part of the Elkhart Jazz Festival Saturday, June 21, 2014. Area high school bands performed with featured professional artists to kick-off Saturday. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

A Penn High School sax player performs a solo during the band's performance at the Civic Plaza stage as part of the Elkhart Jazz Festival Saturday, June 21, 2014. Area high school bands performed with featured professional artists to kick-off Saturday. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth)

Jimtown trumpet player Brooks Isenbarger, right, practices with the jazz band before the bandÕs performance at the Crystal Ballroom as part of the Elkhart Jazz Festival Saturday, June 21, 2014. Area high school bands performed with featured professional artists to kick-off Saturday. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Jimtown alto sax player Abbi Grant, right, practices with the jazz band before the band's performance at the Crystal Ballroom as part of the Elkhart Jazz Festival Saturday, June 21, 2014. Area high school bands performed with featured professional artists to kick-off Saturday. (Jennifer Shephard / The Elkhart Truth)

Geoff Gallante guest solos with Truth in Jazz on the Main St. stage. The Elkhart Jazz Festival was in full swing in downtown Elkhart on Saturday, June 21, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Dancers take to the floor as Truth in Jazz plays on the Main St. stage. The Elkhart Jazz Festival was in full swing in downtown Elkhart on Saturday, June 21, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Dancers take to the floor as Truth in Jazz plays on the Main St. stage. The Elkhart Jazz Festival was in full swing in downtown Elkhart on Saturday, June 21, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Truth in Jazz plays on the Main St. stage. The Elkhart Jazz Festival was in full swing in downtown Elkhart on Saturday, June 21, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

The Pat Mallinger Quartet with Bill Carrothers play on the New Life Community Church stage. The Elkhart Jazz Festival was in full swing in downtown Elkhart on Saturday, June 21, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

The Pat Mallinger Quartet with Bill Carrothers play on the New Life Community Church stage. The Elkhart Jazz Festival was in full swing in downtown Elkhart on Saturday, June 21, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

The Tony Monaco Trio plays in the Knights of Columbus. The Elkhart Jazz Festival was in full swing in downtown Elkhart on Saturday, June 21, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

The Tony Monaco Trio plays in the Knights of Columbus. The Elkhart Jazz Festival was in full swing in downtown Elkhart on Saturday, June 21, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Truth in Jazz plays on the Main St. Stage. The Elkhart Jazz Festival was in full swing in downtown Elkhart on Saturday, June 21, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

The Elkhart Jazz Festival was in full swing in downtown Elkhart on Saturday, June 21, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Tom Rigney & Flambeau play on the Main St. stage. The Elkhart Jazz Festival was in full swing in downtown Elkhart on Saturday, June 21, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Tom Rigney & Flambeau play on the Main St. stage. The Elkhart Jazz Festival was in full swing in downtown Elkhart on Saturday, June 21, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Tom Rigney & Flambeau play on the Main St. stage. The Elkhart Jazz Festival was in full swing in downtown Elkhart on Saturday, June 21, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Tom Rigney & Flambeau play on the Main St. stage. The Elkhart Jazz Festival was in full swing in downtown Elkhart on Saturday, June 21, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Tom Rigney & Flambeau play on the Main St. stage. The Elkhart Jazz Festival was in full swing in downtown Elkhart on Saturday, June 21, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

The Elkhart Jazz Festival was in full swing in downtown Elkhart on Saturday, June 21, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

The Elkhart Jazz Festival was in full swing in downtown Elkhart on Saturday, June 21, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Tom Rigney plays on the Main St. stage. The Elkhart Jazz Festival was in full swing in downtown Elkhart on Saturday, June 21, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

The Dave Bennett Quartet played the Lerner Theatre on Saturday afternoon. Elkhart's 2014 Jazz Festival continued in downtown Elkhart, Saturday, June 21, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Elkhart's 2014 Jazz Festival continued in downtown Elkhart, Saturday, June 21, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

The Fat Babies played the Crystal Ballroom at the Lerner on Saturday afternoon. Elkhart's 2014 Jazz Festival continued in downtown Elkhart, Saturday, June 21, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

The Fat Babies played the Crystal Ballroom at the Lerner on Saturday afternoon. Elkhart's 2014 Jazz Festival continued in downtown Elkhart, Saturday, June 21, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

The Fat Babies played the Crystal Ballroom at the Lerner on Saturday afternoon. Elkhart's 2014 Jazz Festival continued in downtown Elkhart, Saturday, June 21, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth)

The Fat Babies played the Crystal Ballroom at the Lerner on Saturday afternoon. Elkhart's 2014 Jazz Festival continued in downtown Elkhart, Saturday, June 21, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

The Fat Babies played the Crystal Ballroom at the Lerner on Saturday afternoon. Elkhart's 2014 Jazz Festival continued in downtown Elkhart, Saturday, June 21, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

The Fat Babies played the Crystal Ballroom at the Lerner on Saturday afternoon. Elkhart's 2014 Jazz Festival continued in downtown Elkhart, Saturday, June 21, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

The Dave Bennett Quartet played the Lerner Theatre on Saturday afternoon. Elkhart's 2014 Jazz Festival continued in downtown Elkhart, Saturday, June 21, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

The Dave Bennett Quartet played the Lerner Theatre on Saturday afternoon. Elkhart's 2014 Jazz Festival continued in downtown Elkhart, Saturday, June 21, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Rica Obsesion Latin Jazz plays the Civic Plaza stage Friday night. The first full night of Elkhart's 2014 Jazz Festival took place on a hot night in downtown Elkhart, Friday, June 20, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Patrons dance to Rica Obsesion Latin Jazz on the Civic Plaza stage Friday night. The first full night of Elkhart's 2014 Jazz Festival took place on a hot night in downtown Elkhart, Friday, June 20, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth)

Patrons dance to Rica Obsesion Latin Jazz on the Civic Plaza stage Friday night. The first full night of Elkhart's 2014 Jazz Festival took place on a hot night in downtown Elkhart, Friday, June 20, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Patrons dance to Rica Obsesion Latin Jazz on the Civic Plaza stage Friday night. The first full night of Elkhart's 2014 Jazz Festival took place on a hot night in downtown Elkhart, Friday, June 20, 2014. (James Buck / The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)
Jazz Festival plays on
Posted on June 21, 2014 at 6:47 p.m. | Updated on June 21, 2014 at 8:53 p.m.

The local touch of having area high school bands perform continued at the 27th annual Jazz Festival. Following the morning performances musicians gathered at the Knights of Columbus for Jazzorama, which featured several quick mini sets by artists in the very casual venue.

Civic Plaza, as always is a gathering point for people seeking good food, and music at the same time.

Enjoy a gallery of images from Saturday.