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2014 Selby Ave JazzFest entertainment lineup: Multi-Grammy nominee Harvey Mason to headline 13th annual event

b harvey mason photo by devin dehavenThe entertainment for the 13th annual Selby Avenue JazzFest has been announced.

“This will be a good one,” said Mychael Wright founder of the Selby Avenue JazzFest and owner of Golden Thyme Coffee Café. “We’re going to have a few folks who have been with us for a number of years, a rising star within the genre and one very special surprise.”

Harvey Mason, a 10-time Grammy nominee (four as a solo act, six with the legendary group Fourplay), will headline this year’s event. Jazz drummer extraordinaire Mason and his band will close up the 2014 Fest. A founding member of the legendary jazz group Fourplay, Mason has also performed and served as a session player with a wide variety of performing artists including Minnie Riperton, Earth, Wind and Fire, Chick Corea, Donald Byrd, Santana, Bob James, Lee Rittenour and George Benson.

“People are going to be in for a treat,” added Wright. “Harvey’s resume is astonishing. We’re very honored to have him perform at this year’s Fest.”

The 2014 Selby Ave JazzFest lineup on the Allina Health Entertainment Stage will also include Dick and Jane’s Big Brass Band, Walker West Music Academy’s Urban Legends of Jazz, Brio Brass, Jazz Heritage Showcase and saxophonist Danny Kusz.

Besides a free day of great entertainment, JazzFest also features a variety of great food vendors, family activities and live artist demonstrations. “There’s plenty to do to make a full day of things,” added Wright.

The 13th annual Selby Avenue JazzFest takes place from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13 at the intersection of Selby Avenue and Milton Street in St. Paul. For more information, interested parties can visit the event’s website at www.selbyavejazzfest.com. Admission is free.

September 9, 2014
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