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Scenes from Lake Anna Jazz Fest 2022

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Winner of the Sonor Jazz Drum Kit Raffle

Last month, Lake Anna Jazz Fest 2022 sponsored a raffle for a new Sonor jazz drum kit, donated by Sweetwater Sound of Fort Wayne, Indiana. The winner of the drawing preferred to stay anonymous and asked that the drum set be donated to the Orange County High School Jazz Ensemble, which had performed on Saturday at the festival.
 
Band Director Tommy Doss told us that his school already possessed drum sets for school use but asked that the raffle winner donate the kit instead to the student who was playing the school’s drum set during the Jazz Ensemble’s appearance at the show. Doss explained that the drummer, Travis Williams, did not own a drum set of his own.
 
In this photo, Robert McBride, President of Lake Anna Jazz, presents the entire drum set to Travis Williams during a July 1st rehearsal at the Orange County High School band room. Travis is a percussionist in the marching band who will be starting his senior year in September.
 
Congratulations, Travis, and thanks to the folks at Sweetwater Sound, our anonymous and generous raffle winner, and everyone who made this possible by purchasing raffle tickets.

Past Performances from Lake Anna Jazz

Tina, Steve, and Michael

Tina Hashemi performed with guitarist Steve Herberman and bassist Michael Hawkins in the evening air at Callie Opie’s Orchard Restaurant on May 28th.

Tina Hashemi & Friends

Tina brought her friends Anthony Dowd and Neal Perrine to “The Lounge” at Vito’s on Lake Anna on April 30th.

Ginny & The Tonics

The group presented “Music of The Cold War” at Callie Opie’s Event Barn on April 22nd.

The Danielle Wertz Sextet at Lake Anna Winery

Danielle Wertz and her band stopped at Lake Anna Winery on their East Coast Tour for an afternoon performance on March 13th, 2022.

Tina Hashemi & Friends at Lake Anna Winery

Tina Hashemi entertained guests at Lake Anna Winery, along with pianist Daniel Clarke and bassist Paul Langosch on March 12th, 2022.

Elle Jay Duo at Callie Opie’s Orchard

Callie Opie’s Orchard hosted the Elle Jay Duo on March 11th, 2022.

Lake Anna Jazz Quintet at Callie Opie’s Orchard

Callie Opie’s Orchard hosted the Lake Anna Jazz Quintet on March 5th, 2022.

Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet CD Release Party on November 20th

The Event Barn at Callie Opie’s Orchard provided the venue for a Release Party to celebrate the new CD from the internationally-acclaimed four-part harmony group “Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet.”  The Christmas/Winter-themed album has just gone on sale and excerpts are being spotlighted on Sirius XM Radio.

More information is available at: UptownVocalJazz.com.

Guitar Summit at Lake Anna Winery on November 19th

Guitarists Steve Herberman and Chris Whiteman entertained a full house at Lake Anna Winery on November 19th, with Paul Langosch backing them on bass.  On a chilly night, the winery’s tasting room presented a warm, intimate setting for listening to these world-class performers.

Cool Jazz After Dark at The Cooling Pond on November 13th

Tina Hashemi brought her unique vocal interpretations of jazz classics and standards of “The American Songbook” to Cooling Pond Brewery for a weekend nightclub setting, backed by the Lake Anna Jazz Quartet.  All of the instrumentalists in the ensemble are Louisa County residents: Tim Holmes (piano), Rich Johnston (tenor sax), David Smith (drums), and Robert McBride (bass).

“Cool Jazz at Cooling Pond Brewery” on September 25, 2021.

The parking lot at Cooling Pond Brewery was overflowing, and the attendees were treated to marvelous performances from over 20 artists, covering many facets of jazz.

Johnson Stiles was the winner of the free 2021 “Jazzmaster” guitar, being presented here by Robert McBride, President of the Lake Anna Jazz organization.

Announcements

Jazz Student Workshops

Check back for details about the 2022 Summer and Winter Jazz Workshops, open to local students seeking in-person musical instruction and inspiration from some of the professional musicians they can see at the Lake Anna Jazz Fest and Jam Sessions.

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