HEADLINERS SET FOR 13TH ANNUAL JAZZ FESTIVAL
Two world renowned artists, jazz icon Stanley Clarke and “The Stanley Clarke Band” and Jazz guitarist/vocalist John Pizzarreli will be the headline acts for the 13th Annual Scranton Jazz Festival scheduled for August 4, 5, 6, 2017 at the historic Radisson Hotel in downtown Scranton. Headlining Sunday August 6, 2017 will be The Stanley Clarke Band which won the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Album of 2011. Stanley Clarke is known worldwide for his innovative work as a jazz bass player and for his film scores that include “Boyz in the Hood”, “Passenger 57”, as well as collaborative videos with Michael Jackson. He has played with Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones, Chick Corea, Jeff Beck, and Jean-Luc Ponty to name a few. Award winning John Pizzarelli will be the guest artist on Saturday August 5, 2017 and will lead the Scranton Jazz Festival 17-piece Big Band. Pizzarelli has appeared with the Boston Pops Orchestra, numerous Broadway engagements, and played extensively with Sir Paul McCartney, Frank Sinatra, James Taylor, and Natalie Cole. He has recorded over 40 albums. The Festival will kick off on Friday August 4, 2017 with the ultimate Steely Dan tribute band, “The Royal Scam”.