The only festival of its kind in America! A collaboration between poets, jazz musicians and painters. Still, after 11 years the only completely free festival on the west coast. The Beat goes on! Experience an intimate festival filled with poetry readings and painting improvisation set to the rhythm of live jazz. This is a unique opportunity for attendees to experience exclusive performances by well-known jazz musicians, jazz painters, and poets. There will be over 200 musicians and poets performing.
This 11th annual event is the premier collaborative festival in the region. Combining visual art and music, the event will feature jazz musicians and painters simultaneously creating improvisational artworks. Our two live venues will feature the artists working at a rapid pace in a public venue — a unique and exclusive privilege for the audience.
This year don’t miss Jean Paul Bourelly with Broun Fellinis.
In collaboration with the jazz musicians, painter Laura Hohlwein will be painting in harmony with the live music.
The festival will also feature the Jack Kerouac Annual Poetry contest where winners collaborate with musicians on Friday October 12th!
Friday, October 12th
(Pre-Festival Event) 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Jack Kerouac Poetry Contest with live music by Tony Passarell Trio. The winners will be announced and perform live. Hosted by Dr. Andy Jones. If you’d like to apply email firstname.lastname@example.org
Headliners at 8:00 p.m.: Jean Paul Bourelly with Broun Fellinis
Saturday, October 13th
2:30 p.m.: World Toor Beats and performance painter, Tait Takai
3:45 p.m.: Tenor Explosion! and performance painter, Myron Stephens
5 p.m.: Alex Jenkins Trio and performance painter, Laura Hohlwein
2 p.m.: Randy Mckean / Murray Campbell Duo
3:45 p.m.: The Lost Trio
5 p.m.: Thin Air Ensemble
7 p.m- 7:30 p.m.: Richard Loranger featured poet