First Posted: 8/5/2009
This summer The Scranton Jazz Festival will celebrate its five-year anniversary at the historic Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, downtown Scranton. Since its premiere in 2005, the festival has drawn audiences from the entire Mid-Atlantic region, resulting in exposure to the international jazz world. The event takes place August 7 to August 9. 7:30 p.m. The Marko Marcinko Latin Jazz Quintet; 8:30 p.m. Jazz legend Chuck Mangione; 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. The Jazz Walk 5 p.m. Ellington Legacy; 6 p.m. Organic Vibe Trio with Dave Samuels (multi-Grammy award winning vibraphonist); 7 p.m. Nilson Matta and Brazilian Voyage; 8 p.m. The Funk Filharmonik; 10 p.m to 1:30 a.m. The Jazz Walk 12:30 p.m. The Jazz Mass with Rev Bill Carter and Presbybop; 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Break; 4 p.m. The Keystone Jazz Institute Student Jazz Combos; 5 p.m. The Phil Markowitz Trio with Jay Anderson and Adam Nussbaum; 6 p.m. The Chris Tarry Band; 7 p.m. The Absolute Trio with the legendary jazz vocalist Bob Dorough; 8 p.m. The Festival Big Band; 9:30 p.m. The Jazz Jam at Trax Bar in the Radisson Hotel. Friday and Saturday will close with a Jazz Walk through downtown Scranton from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. for a full schedule, or for details on the Jazz Festival, visit .