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Delaney Chevrolet Westsylvania Jazz & Blues Festival
A free, outdoor jazz and blues festival in Indiana, PA
A free, outdoor jazz and blues festival in Indiana, PA

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When the festival's over--it's not over: BLaCK CaT MOAN plays at Black Horse Steakhouse at The Brown Hotel; Jazz with Dr. Mike plays at The Coventry Inn; and The ChopShop plays at Twisted Jimmy's! Info:

Photo: Kevin Stiffler

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Caffe Amadeus, Donut Connection, Pita Pit, Romeo's Pizzeria & Mediterranean Kitchen, and Thai Cafe Company are food sponsors supporting this year's festival: Return cool for cool, and patronize these great grub spots! More info:

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Huge thank you to Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival and Pittsburgh Cultural Trust for bringing Elevations and Warren Wolf to the Westsylvania stage at 5:30 pm. Don't miss PJLIF on June 19 for Christian McBride, Ginger Baker, Rachelle Farrell, AWB, Pittsburgh Jazz Celebration, and more of the best jazz going today.

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• Jazz, blues, and kids’ tunes--Ellington, Basie, Miles Davis, the Elmo song, and more.
• Stuart Chandler, drums; Dave Ferguson, bass; Corbin Krug, piano; Mike Powers, saxophone; Ken Sherwood trumpet.
• From Indiana, PA. The dads met when all five had children at IndiKids daycare.
• Performances: IUP Homecoming Parade; Indiana Free Library Night in the Stacks, First Unitarian Universalist Concert Series, Family Fun Fest, New Growth Arts Festival, NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet, and more.
• Dad Band will perform at the Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival Jazz Crawl on June 19.
• Dad Band are the guys who started the Delaney Chevrolet Westsylvania Jazz & Blues Festival.

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Seven top student musicians from Indiana, Saltsburg, Penns Manor, and Punxsutawney High Schools auditioned and earned spots in the Westsylvania All-Star High School Jazz Band. Here these jazz up-and-comers at 11:30 am at the festival.

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Big congratulations, Warren Wolf, on being named the 2015 Mallets Instrumentalist of the Year by the Jazz Journalists Association! We can't wait to host you next Saturday, May 23, at the Delaney Chevrolet Westsylvania Jazz & Blues Festival!

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LINER NOTES: IUP Faculty Jazz Combo - 12:15 pm slot at the festival

Stanley Chepaitis, electric violin:

• First violinist, Litton Quartet.
• Professor of music and chair, IUP string faculty.
• Recordings: Three CDs--the latest, Double Take, featuring works by Bach and Telemann and original jazz compositions based on them.
• A highly sought-after teacher and clinician, Stanley is known for his innovative approach to teaching improvisation to string players of all ages. He's given clinics at Michigan State University, Washington State University, Baldwin Wallace College, the University of Ohio, the University of Oregon, the Pittsburgh Music Academy, and many more institutions.

Keith Young, saxophone:

• Director, IUP Jazz Band; professor of music, IUP.
• Was principal saxophonist with the U.S. Air Force Band, performing on sax and piano with the Concert Band, Saxophone Quartet, Jazz Protocol Combo, Orchestra, and Dixieland Band, touring the world.
• Recordings: Solo CD: Saxophone Voices from Five Countries, sold on Amazon; two master class CDs with The Saxophone Journal on performance techniques.

Nathan Santos, bass:

• Collaborations: Bernadette Peters, Joe Morello, Sherryl Milnes, Lou Christie, John Blake, Jr., George Young, Bruce Hornsby, Olivia Newton-John, Andy Narell, Dave Samuels, Carrie Tillis, Five By Design, and many others.
• From 2002-2012, Nathan Santos was the Professor of Bass Studies at IUP, where he formed the IUP Studio Bass Ensemble enabling students to experience the bass in non-traditional roles. Repertoire placed the performers into duets, trios, and quartets on acoustic and electric instruments.

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Think this looks like a pretty good way to spend Saturday night on Memorial Day Weekend? We agree. Happening May 23: Delaney Chevrolet Westsylvania Jazz & Blues Festival! 10 am till late in downtown Indiana. Free! #Westsylvania #TBT last year's festival. Photo: Kevin Stiffler

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The following are called in-kind donors because they contribute funds, services, and goods in line with their industry, but we think of them as KIND donors. Without them, the festival couldn't be brought to you for free. Join us in a big thank-you to this awesome group for support in many forms!

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Artists Hand Gallery & Espresso Bar
Bet I Can Productions
Dad Band
Disobedient Spirits LLC
Downtown Indiana
Eagles Club
Holiday Beverage
Indiana Arts Council
Indiana County Tourist Bureau
IUP Jazz Combo
The Lively Arts at IUP
IUP College of Fine Arts
Jimmy Roach
Levity Brewing Co
Michael B Shoes
Trim Tree Nursery
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