Jazz in the Park rescheduled for July 28 in Helena

By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer

HELENA – The city of Helena, along with Magic City Smooth Jazz, have announced the rescheduled date and time for the Jazz in the Park concert at the Helena Amphitheater.

Jazz in the Park, which are free concerts featuring smooth jazz artists, will take place on Sunday, July 28, from 6-9 p.m. and anyone is encouraged to attend the event. The event will be highlighted by musicians Daniel “Jose” Carr and Vann Burchfield.

The event was originally set to take place on Sunday, July 7, but was postponed due to inclement weather.

Magic City Smooth Jazz and the Jazz in the Park program’s purpose is to enhance cultural arts in communities, support area jazz musicians and educate youth and adults through music workshops.

Since its inception in 2008, Magic City Smooth Jazz has presented more than 50 free concerts for the public while supporting more than 250 Alabama jazz artists while impacting the lives of more than 20,000 adults and children, according to the organization.

Magic City Smooth Jazz is an IRS registered 501 (c)(3) charitable organization with the mission being to expose and engage audiences in culturally underserved communities in the state of Alabama to various styles of jazz at no cost to the public.

The Jazz in the Park program has expanded to offer 29 free concerts in 2019 with the final concert of the season being held on Oct. 13.

Jazz in the Park will make a return trip to Alabaster’s Municipal Complex on Sunday, Oct. 6 from 6-9 p.m., as the event will be highlighted by Choko Aiken and On Purpose featuring Dwight Houston.

For more information on Magic City Smooth and to view a full schedule for Jazz in the Park events, visit Magiccitysmoothjazz.com.