Sunset Jazz and Art Festival
Dynamic performers Paul Taylor and Michael Lington will join forces to co-headline the City of Casselberry’s Sunset Jazz & Art Festival on Saturday, Sept. 25, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Lake Concord Park. Opening for this spectacular show is local singer/song writer Matt Shenk.
Taylor is a smooth jazz saxophonist who has released 11 albums since his 1995 debut “On the Horn” in 1995. Originally from Denver, he now resides in Las Vegas. He is known for his soulful sweet sound and innovative music. He has collaborated with many R&B vocalists including Regina Bell, Peabo Bryson and Maxi Priest. His most recent album, Countdown, fuses his trademark jazz/funk/soul vibe with prominent elements of synthesized dance and pop, electronica and even a touch of blues.
Lington, a Danish-American contemporary saxophonist, songwriter, has released 11 solo albums and has 25 singles that have charted on the contemporary jazz radio charts.
During the concert, visit Casselberry City Hall, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., to view the “Experience Contemporary” art exhibit featuring a wide variety of works from some of the most talented contemporary artists from Central Florida.
Also from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., the Casselberry Art House will showcase the Sanford Seminole Art Association’s Annual Exhibit. Mingle with the artists and their works that span a wide variety of mediums and substrates.
The new Sculpture House will be open for tours from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. and is located a few steps away at 120 Quail Pond Circle. The Florida Sculptors Guild has created a tactile art exhibit titled “reVision.” This unique opportunity encourages all participants to “touch” the art.
From 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., guest sculptor Marla E will host a free creative demo workshop for all ages. Participants will design their own bright colored spirals similar to the large “Totems” by Dorothy Gillespie. Located near the fountain in Lake Concord Park, these large scale works of art were originally on display at the Rockefeller Center in New York City.
Besides the amazing music and art, there will be food trucks and product vendors on site. Marc Taylor of WUCF will emcee the event. General parking is available at surrounding businesses. Disabled parking is available at the front of the Casselberry Police Department.
Bring blankets, chairs and lots of friends and enjoy a whole evening of Sunset Jazz and Art.
Note: All events and activities are subject to being cancelled and/or changed.