Jazz in July Revival

Above: It’s coming back! The sweet strains of Jazz in July will echo once again, thanks to a revival effort by Hoyt Sherman Place.

When we ran into Robert Warren at the Bravo gala Saturday, we were excited to hear about Hoyt Sherman Place’s plans to revive Jazz in July this summer. The event was a 40-year tradition until 2017, when organizer Metro Arts Alliance ended operations.

We’re not surprised Warren has resurrected the effort; as Hoyt Sherman’s executive director, he has remade the venue over the past few years into a thriving performance space, art gallery and community gathering spot. For Jazz in July, Hoyt Sherman will host concerts July 11, 19 and 25.

Local acts will perform on the expansive lawn at 6 p.m., with headliners following inside the theater at 7:30 p.m., including Charmin Michelle July 11; Debbie Duncan July 19; and the Damani Phillips Collective July 25.

With support from co-sponsors Principal Foundation and Fagre Baker Daniels, Warren says Jazz in July is assured for 2020 as well.

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