The Downtown Issaquah Association is excited to announce Confluence Jazz. This event will feature local and internationally renowned jazz artists bringing together a diverse audience for a one-of-a-kind event at Confluence Park in beautiful downtown Issaquah on August 26.
“Issaquah has become an Eastside musical hub,” Gaila Gutierrez, Administrative Manager, Downtown Issaquah Association, said in a press release. “With all the live music we have in our downtown district, this is just another way for us to continue the momentum. The Jazz music genre originated in the United States; this event celebrates the importance of Jazz as part of American and universal culture, plus it creates an opportunity for the community to congregate and enjoy a fun day in the park”.
According to Lloyd Chisholm, an Issaquah resident and musician headlining this event, Jazz is one of the only art forms that is a personification of democracy, meaning it’s spontaneous improvisation on a group level where every members’ input is as important as the next.
Rogue Brewhouse will host a beer and brat garden and the event will also include art and food vendor(s), a kid’s activity zone and vendors.
The line up:
4-4:45 p.m. “Euphony”
A high energy, youth driven, straight ahead jazz ensemble that will appeal to all age groups.
5-6:15 p.m. “The Lloyd Chisholm Sextet”
Recording artist and major international Jazz festival performer, Lloyd Chisholm has performed with major Jazz recording artists like Curtis Fuller, Paul Brown, Lou Rawls and more. At this event, he’s joined with jazz legends, “best of” and recording artists who have performed worldwide.
6:30-8 p.m. “Cascade Jazz Ensemble”
This group has regularly performed in the Seattle area and checks all the boxes; playing Jazz interpretations of music from all stays, development of interesting new arrangements on jazz standards with music that is sure to entertain.
The event is free to all. No outside alcohol allowed, must be 21+ to enter beer garden. Register for a free ticket at www.downtownissaquah.com.