The Dillsboro Jazz Festival is coming to the porch on June 4

The event will feature Mandy Gaines and the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra.

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(Dillsboro, Ind.) – Dillsboro Arts is proud to present the 2022 Dillsboro Jazz Festival, featuring internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist Mandy Gaines with the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra on June 4, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., at the Salle de outdoor porch music.

The 17-member CCJO ensemble is dedicated to the performance, preservation and teaching of jazz as a living art form. Its members are some of the nation’s most eminent jazz artists and educators. The ensemble explores the works of contemporary composers as well as those of masters of jazz heritage.

Music will begin at 4:00 p.m. as Mandy Gaines takes the stage with guitarist and CCM teacher Brad Myers to relive special moments in jazz history as a tribute to Rosemary Clooney and Cal Collins. Next, Mandy will perform catchy jazz standards in a quartet.

Later, Cincinnati’s favorite Latin jazz ensemble, Mambo Combo, will celebrate classic mambo, Latin jazz and cha-cha. Mambo Combo is filled with an all-star cast of Cincinnati-area musicians from Tropicoso, ZUMBA, Mambo Diablo, Salsa Renegades, and the Blue Wisp Big Band.

In the finale, Mandy will join the CCJO Big Band performing jazz classics and contemporary compositions.

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