Scranton Jazz Festival Relocates to Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel

Scranton Jazz Festival this weekend
August 4, 2009
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Scranton Jazz Festival Relocates to Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel

Grammy Award Winners The Average White Band to open the festivities (2007-07-19)
PITTSTON , PA (WVIA) – Scranton Jazz Festival organizers announce that the third annual Scranton Jazz Festival will take place at the historic Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in downtown Scranton Aug. 3 through 5.

The popular music festival was previously held at Nay Aug Park’s Hanlon’s Grove.

Grammy-award winning performers The Average White Band will headline Friday’s opening night festivities.

In addition, WVIA will broadcast the opening night program live on its radio station, 89.9 FM, and will stream from its website at and on Saturday, WVIA-TV will televise Saturday’s highlights at 10 p.m. WVIA radio host George Graham will emcee all three days at the new location.

The new facility will accommodate our audience with newly remodeled rooms, an outdoor amphitheater as well as the finest in food and drink, said festival artistic director Marko Marcinko.

This year’s lineup features international jazz, blues and world beat artists such as West Coast jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton and her Grammy-nominated band; France’s The Moutin Reunion; an all-alumni big band tribute to jazz legend Maynard Ferguson and the Marko Marcinko Latin Jazz Quintet to name just a few.

Also this year, the Scranton Jazz Fest will introduce its first student jazz ensemble that will focus on small jazz combos. Students will be selected from the Lackawanna/Luzerne County region and its surrounding areas. Tickets for this event are $15 a day or $40 for all three days.

For more information on artists, performance schedules and festival activities, visit Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more info, email

Aug 3rd – Main Stage

5pm – VIP reception for the sponsors.
7pm – The Marko Marcinko Latin Jazz Quintet.
8pm – Multi-Award Winning “The Average White Band”.
9pm – 1am – Jazz Walk – Downtown Scranton comes alive with jazz!!!
Aug 4th

4pm – The Bob Devos Organ Trio.
5pm – Steve Rudolph and Friends (featuring Russian Jazz Trumpeter Valery Ponomarev and Bassist Victor Dvoskin).
6pm – Jazz Vocal Legend Mark Murphy.
7pm – The Moutin Reunion.
8pm – Rhet Tyler (bluesman).
9pm – 1am – Jazz Walk – Downtown Scranton comes alive with jazz!!!
Aug 5th
10:30am -1:30pm – Jazz brunch featuring Steve Rudolph and Tony Marino @ Carmen’s Restaurant in the Radisson Hotel.
1pm – Jazz Vespers with Rev. Bill Carter and his Vespers Jazz Quartet.
2pm-4pm – Lunch Break.
4pm – The Scranton Jazz Festival Student Combo.
5pm – The Eddie Severn Group.
6pm – Gerald Veasley and Friends.
7pm – Jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton.
8pm – The Maynard Ferguson Alumni Dream Band.
9pm – 1am – Jazz Walk – Downtown Scranton comes alive with jazz!!!
Jazz Walk Schedule:
Blues Street@ The Ritz Theater, Wyoming Ave
8/3 The Clarence Spady Blues Band
8/4 The Marko Marcinko Latin Jazz Quintet

Vida Tapas Bar, N.Washington Ave.
8/3 Spencer and Nancy Reed (vocal jazz duo)
8/4 Donna Antanow and Steve Gilmore (vocalist/piano and bass)

Farley’s, Adams Ave.
8/3 The Dixieland All-Stars
8/4 Co- Op Bop (jazz be-bop from the Lehigh Valley)

Martini Bar and Grill, Spruce St.
8/3 The Bill Washer Trio (jazz guitar, bass and drums)
8/4 The Bob Devos Trio (jazz guitar, bass and drums)

The Bog, Adams Ave.
8/3 The Jazz Assassins
8/4 The Jazz Assassins

Trax Bar at the Radisson Hotel, Lackawanna Ave.
8/3 Jim Buckley and Friends (straight ahead jazz quartet)
8/4 Tony Costa Group (straight ahead jazz)
8/5 The Bill Goodwin Trio/ Jam Session

PJ’s Pub The Hilton Hotel, Adams Ave.
8/3 Music For Models (R&B, Funk, Jazz arrangements of standard rock tunes)
8/4 The Vic Juris Trio

Test Pattern Art Gallery, Adams Ave.
8/3 Late Night Jam Session – Starts at 1am.
8/4 Late Night Jam Session – Starts at 1am.
PAJA would like to send out a special thank you to WVIA for all their support with the Scranton Jazz Festival.


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