Coming soon, September 13-15, is Eureka’s Jazz Festival, a whole weekend of some of the best Jazz you’ll hear around! We’re particularly excited about the headliner at the Auditorium, Spyro Gyra! This band is a jazz fusion band that formed in the mid-1970s (and we remember listening to them for many a night in high school!). The band’s sound has its roots in traditional jazz, but combines elements of R&B, funk and pop music and is known for their mastery over their instruments and the energy for their live performances. They have performed over five thousand shows, released twenty-nine albums selling over ten million albums, achieving one platinum and two gold albums. Next year Spyro Gyra will celebrate forty years as a band while showing little sign of wanting to slow down, having earned Grammy nominations for each of their last four albums! They will be performing Saturday night at the Aud.
The Fayetteville Jazz Collection will be performing Friday night, in the Basin Park, for free! With over two centuries of combined jazz experience, the 18 Piece Fayetteville Jazz Collective has been thrilling audiences all around the 4-state region of Northwest Arkansas. Attendance at one of the Fayetteville Jazz Collective’s performances is sure to impress, excite and entertain any listener. An evening with the FJC is one that you will never forget and one that you’ll want to share with both family and friends.
There will continue to be live *** free *** Jazz music all Saturday afternoon at Basin Park and Sunday afternoon, as well.
The weather is forecasted to be extremely gorgeous – sunny and in the mid-80s – so come spend some time with us, sit back and enjoy the music.
Jeff and Nadara (Sam) Feldman – and Sophie, too!