Sound the horns! The Fort Worth (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated presents its first Links Jazz & Blues Fest at the Marq Southlake – Aria Amphitheater on May 20, 2017 from 6 pm to midnight. The jazz and blues festival features Grammy-award winning saxophonist, Kirk Whalum. A treat for jazz enthusiasts, the event serves as a major fundraiser for the Links STEM and Scholarship Programs.
Mayor Laura Hill, Honorary Chair of the Links Jazz & Blues Fest stated, “I look forward to welcoming you to a magical evening of art, food and entertainment at the beautiful Aria in Southlake. It’s an honor to be part of the inaugural Links Jazz and Blues Fest. It will be an evening to remember.
Silky-smooth performances by top international and local artists including: the Yuko Mabuchi Trio; the Freddie Jones Jazz Group and Breggett Rideau; and Ashleigh Smith build a powerful crescendo to Whalum. During the jazz and blues fest, participants can sample the fare offered by local food truck vendors; visit the booths of national and local artists and artisans; satisfy their thirst with an ice-cold beverage; or, simply sit back and enjoy the beautiful venue while the sounds from the concert fill the air.
“We are anticipating an extraordinary evening of music, art, delicious food and fun as we present our first Links Jazz and Blues Fest,” said Paulette Turner, president of the Fort Worth (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated. “Because of the generosity of our sponsors and patrons, we will be able to significantly impact the lives of youth throughout Fort Worth and Tarrant County”, Ms. Turner added.