05/17/13 Bryan Ames, Director of Bands at Plymouth High School announced the Annual Café Jazz Festival. This Saturday, May 18th, the Plymouth Music Boosters will host the annual Cafe Jazz Festival. The large event transforms the PHS multipurpose gymnasium into a jazz nightclub for one evening of great jazz music and dinner.
Admission to the event is $10 and includes the concert and all dinner items (soft drinks are sold separately). This year’s menu includes: appetizers, salad bar, pasta bar with Alfred, meat, or spicy Asian sauces, and desserts.
At the event, there will also be a large silent auction running throughout the evening on numerous items that audience members can secretly bid on.
Performances times for jazz ensembles are as follows:
6:20 – Plymouth H.S. Jazz Orchestra
6:40 – Knox M.S. “Hatchet Jazz Ensemble”
7:00 – John Adams H.S. Jazz Ensemble #2
7:20 – Knox H.S. “Tomahawk Jazz Ensemble” #2
7:40 – Plymouth H.S. Jazz Ensemble
8:00 – John Adams H.S. Jazz Ensemble #1
8:20 – Knox H.S. “Tomahawk Jazz Ensemble” #1
8:40 – Culver Military Academy Jazz Ensemble
9:00 – Clay H.S. Jazz Ensemble
9:20 – John Glenn H.S. Jazz Ensemble
9:40 – Award Ceremony
“This is one of the largest Cafe Jazz Festival events that we have hosted. The turnout has been outstanding this year and I am sure that the audience is truly going to enjoy hearing all of these amazing jazz programs,” said Bryan Ames, PHS band director.
Tickets for the event are available at Door 5 at Plymouth High School starting at 5:30 p.m. “The atmosphere is very relaxed. We want this to be a true evening of dinner music. While audience members are being entertained, they are also welcome to come and go to the food buffet and silent auction. It is a very fun and friendly environment for everyone,” said Ames.
There are approximately 300 seats available at the event and with all of these groups performing space will be limited at the formal dinner tables. There is additional bleacher seating available in the gymnasium as well.