Jazz in the Park returns to Huntsville in September

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The Jazz in the Park series returns to Huntsville in September. (City of Huntsville)

Naming September as Huntsville Music Month is fitting for a number of reasons, but one pretty obvious one is that for the last 8 years, September has included the city’s popular Jazz in the Park series,

Jazz in the Park is back again this year with a fabulous lineup of music scheduled for Big Spring Park:

Jazz in the Park brings in amazing musicians

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The first Jazz in the Park in 2015 was one evening with two artists performing to about 800 people. Today, the bar is set higher with four nights of music every Sunday in September. 

“Huntsville is incredibly lucky to have a long-running signature music series of this caliber that has been embraced by the community. Jazz in the Park is a pillar of our annual music calendar and a vital part of growing our music ecosystem because it keeps us on the radar of world-class talent as well as potential visitors who need to see what we’re about.”

Matt Mandrella, Huntsville Music Office

The schedule of performers is as follows:

Sunday, Sept. 3

  • 5 p.m. – Erisa Nicole
  • 6 p.m. – Tr3ple Threat
  • 7:30 p.m. – Jessy J

Sunday, Sept 10

  • 5 p.m. – Noelette Leader-Hutton
  • 6 p.m. – Chandra Currelley
  • 7:30 p.m. – Brian Simpson

Sunday, Sept. 17

  • 5 p.m. – Calhoun Community College Show Band
  • 6 p.m. – BK Jackson
  • 7:30 p.m. – Alex Bugnon

Sunday, Sept. 24

  • 5 p.m. – Angela Bryant Brown
  • 6 p.m. – Marqueal Jordan
  • 7:30 p.m. – Ben Tankard

Jazz in the Park’s legacy

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Jazz in the Park has been an ongoing tradition since 2015. (City of Huntsville)

More than 60 artists have traveled to the Rocket City since the first concert. Some of the high-profile names even reach out to the city to perform, according to Kenny Anderson — director of the City’s Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (ODEI) — which hosts Jazz in the Park.

“From a cultural perspective, jazz has the capacity to reach lots of different people. You can easily go to jazz concerts like ours and see a diverse group of people who really appreciate the diversity of the instruments and vocalists.” 

Kenny Anderson, ODEI director

Anderson says jazz crowds lean older and more mature, but the genre can be enjoyed by everyone. He said jazz breaks barriers and allows listeners to reflect on their individual musical journeys. 

Even if you’re a newcomer to the genre, Jazz in the Park is a chance to connect with community members, learn about ODEI efforts in Huntsville and feel the excitement that comes with welcoming new folks to town. 

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Michael Seale
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