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Jazz on the Terrace Festival to Entertain, Inspire Appreciation

The Great Lakes Jazz Society has one key mission: to inspire the discovery and celebration of jazz.

That’s why on June 10, the society is hosting Jazz on the Terrace at Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Road, from 12 pm to 8 pm.

As the first of three major jazz festivals held by the society each year, Jazz on the Terrace kicks off the summer jazz season right with a packed lineup, good food and drinks and a memorable day of music.

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Hosted by Great Lakes Jazz Society President Hugh Ross of “The H-Factor” jazz show, the festival features five artists, including Signal Quartet at 12 pm, Jerome Clark & Friends at 1:30 pm, Lori Lefevre at 3 pm, 496 West at 4:30 pm and headliner Lindsey Webster at 6 pm.

Through live performances like these, as well as recorded performances and education and outreach activities, the Great Lakes Jazz Society is creating a love and appreciation for jazz that will touch diverse cultures and generations.

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Tickets are $35 for the reserved area, with table and chairs included. General admission tickets in advance are $25, and day of $30. General admission attendees should bring a lawn chair. Children under 12 years of age get in for free.

A portion of the proceeds from this event will go toward the society’s scholarship fund, where they partner with BeInstrumental to provide music lessons and instruments to children in the Sylvania area.

Doors for the event open at 11:30 am, and the event will continue rain or shine. There are no outside food or beverages permitted, and umbrellas are not permitted. There will be free parking in the Centennial lot, and smoking will be permitted in some designated areas.

For more information, contact Hugh Ross at the office, 877-419-5299, or by cell, 419-309-2401. Visit jazzontheterrace2023.eventbrite.com to purchase tickets.

Read more about the artists, below: 

Signal Quartet

Signal Quartet is a collective musical ensemble based in Southeast Michigan consisting of Ben Wolkins on Trumpet and Flugelhorn, Ian Blunden on Guitar, Eric Nachtrab on Bass and Sean Perlmutter on Drums. The group’s repertoire is comprised of original compositions by members of the band which serve as springboards for far-reaching improvisations.

Jerome Clark & Friends

Jerome Clark is a versatile musician, guitarist, vocalist, and composer based in Detroit, Michigan. During the past two decades Jerome has performed at Bakers, The Bird of Paradise, Floods, The Chicago Theater, The Charles H. Wright Museum, Andy’s Jazz Club. (Chicago),The Finn & Porter Restaurant, Cliff Bells, Alvins, La Musique Restaurant and countless private engagements.

Lori Lefevre

Through her work in music and theatre, Lori has performed throughout the United States and Europe. Back in her home town of Toledo she has been singing jazz for the last three decades. Lori is a frequent performer at concerts and festivals throughout Michigan, and Ohio and has been the featured vocalist with the Toledo Jazz Orchestra, The Paul Keller Orchestra and The Masters of Jazz.

496 West

496 West connects somewhere between contemporary jazz, R&B, soul, a sprinkling of the blues and, of course, gospel jazz. They offer a variety of combos featuring soulful vocals, a powerhouse horn section, killer keys, silky strings, and indispensable percussions.  Performances include music for relaed listening to an all out party.

Lindsey Webster

Lindsey Webster’s roots span the worlds of R&B, Pop, Rock, Jazz and beyond. Her flawless range has been compared to Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston and Minnie Ripperton, while her breezy and poetic songwriting is reminiscent of Sade. Webster’s refreshing approach has garnered two Billboard #1’s and seven Top 10’s on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart.

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