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Jason Olson, Deseret News
Jordan Nuttall plays the vibes in the Crescent Super Band, which will perform at the Park City Jazz Festival on Saturday.

The 2008 Park City Jazz Festival will take place at various venues beginning Friday and ending Sunday, Aug. 24.

Tickets for general admission each day are $45, and $150 for reserved seating. Three-day packages are available by calling 435-940-1362 or online at www.parkcityjazz.org)

There also will be free music clinics held on Saturday at the Ecker Hill Middle School, 2465 Kilby Road, Park City. To preregister for the clinics, call 435-940-1362.

Here is the schedule of performances:


4:30 p.m. — Pat Carnahan Sextet

5:30 p.m. — Joshua Redman

7 p.m. — Park City All-Star Band and Christian McBride

8 p.m. — Blues Traveler


3 p.m. — Little Big Band

4 p.m. — Anna Wilson

5:15 p.m. — Los Hombres C

6:45 p.m. — Crescent Super Band and Stefon Harris

7:30 p.m. — Student Scholarship and Merit Awards

7:45 p.m. — Big Bad Voodoo Daddy


1:30 p.m. — Four Corners

2:30 p.m. — Papa Grows Funk

3:45 p.m. — Blind Boys of Alabama

5 p.m. — Javon Jackson and Les McCann

6:15 p.m. — The Rippingtons

And here is the schedule of free music clinics at Ecker Hill Middle School on Saturday:

10 a.m. — "Clave Is the Key," Bill Summers, percussion, Ecker Hill Auditorium; "Musical Ingredients to Success," Christian Sands, piano, Clinic Room 1; "Hip to Bop: Combining Modern Elements with the Traditional," Maurice Brown, trumpet, Clinic Room 2

11 a.m. — "Evolution: Developing a Musical Vocabulary," mallets and vibes, Ecker Hill Auditorium; "Improve Your Improv," Javon Jackson, saxophone, Clinic Room 1; "Understanding Vocal Jazz Stylings," Lars Yorgason, voice, Clinic Room 2

Noon — "Say It Loud: Preparing to Perform with Confidence," Christian McBride, bass, Ecker Hill Auditorium; "The Art of Section Playing," Big Bad Voodoo Daddy horn players, Clinic Room 1