Iowa City Jazz Festival 2014

I’ve said this before, but I love summer.  One of the reasons I love summer is the countless opportunities you should have to take in a fabulous local music festival.  I’ve also said this before: I LOVE the Iowa City Jazz Festival.  There are so many reasons why:

  • It’s FREE
  • Iowa City is a fantastic town that can shatter any Iowa stereotype you care to muster
  • It’s incredibly well-organized
  • the jazz talent offered is diverse
  • the food offered via the “Culinary Row” is a major part of it
  • It’s always played out during the 4th of July holiday, complete with fireworks over the iconic University of Iowa Pentacrest and Old Capital building
  • I can bring my camera
  • and, did I mention, it’s FREE?

In all sincerity, I dare you to find me a better jazz festival, or festival of any kind for that matter.

Here are some shots I took of some of the acts I witnessed and some other sights you’d find if you ever wanted to attend.

ETIENNE CHARLES

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Etienne Charles

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JOE LOVANO’s Us 5

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Joe Lovano

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NORDIC CONNECT

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ANAT COHEN QUARTET

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Anat Cohen
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Anat Cohen Quartet

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TOM HARRELL’S COLORS OF A DREAM

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Tom Harrell

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Tom Harrell’s Color of a Dream

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