JazzWeek Worcester runs from October 10-12, and the Yoko Miwa Trio will perform the closing show at 8 p.m. on Oct. 12 at the Pavilion at the Beer Garden on the Grid, 64 Franklin St. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
Worcester Magazine has this to say:
WORCESTER — It was rainy and 30 degrees on Worcester Common when the first Worcester Jazz Festival got underway at noon on Oct. 13 last year.
“By 2, the sun started coming out,” said festival organizer Stephen A. Bourassa. “By the time (singer) Dale LePage was on stage, people were coming out.” Jazz pianist Yoko Miwa, about to perform as part of the Yoko Miwa Trio, was wearing finger-less gloves. “Once she started playing it got hot,” Bourassa said.
All was well that ended well. “It gave us confidence to move forward,” said Bourassa, a musician and producer and co-founder, vice president and artistic director of the New England Jazz Enrichment Foundation, which put on the event.
Now things are warming up for 2019.
The Worcester Jazz Festival returns with the establishment of JazzWeekWorcester Oct. 10-12, meaning the festival has grown from one event in 2018 to four happenings over the course of three days. And, to take a line from the 1927 movie “The Jazz Singer,” if Bourassa’s hopes get realized, “You ain’t heard nothing yet.” One of the foundation’s goals is to establish a week-long international jazz festival that will attract 10,000 people to Worcester by 2023, Bourassa said.
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