The First Art Farmer and Addison Farmer Memorial Jazz Festival, Council Bluffs, Iowa August 16 – 17, 2002

This Memorial Festival was produced by Jazz Arts Midwest, Inc.

Printed Program: August 16: live music, two panel discussions and a presentation of A Great Day in Harlem film in which Art was interviewed. August 17: live music including The Bluffs Big Band, the Bobby Watson Quartet with Guitarist Dave Stryker; Ashanti; and the grand finale: Art Farmer’s Quintet: Ron Blake, saxophone; Geoffrey Keezer, piano; Kenny Davis, bass; Lewis Nash, drums and Jimmy Owens on trumpet.

In addition, prior and during the Festival, there was an exhibit of Art Farmer memorabilia at the Council Bluffs Public Library.


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Brochure advertising the then upcoming Jazz Festival, including information about Art and Addison Farmer, the program at the Iowa Western Community College on August 16 and the artists who would be featured at the 6-hour concert on August 17, 2002 on the shores of Lake Manawa.


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