Richmond Jazz Festival performers announced

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Of 21 acts in the newly announced lineup for the Richmond Jazz Festival at Maymont, 2018 edition, five are jazz artists, seven if you include the smooth jazz adherents. August 9-12, performance schedules to be announced (see to find local jazz for the next ten weeks!)

Sole local talent at the big festival: Butcher Brown, above. The group has earned a big following with recent Richmond performances, and they’ll be there. So will Deedee Bridgewater, Kurt Elling, Christian Sands, and Jazzmeia Horn.

Your own categories and labels may differ! No need to split hairs much, over what’s jazz and not-jazz. You can see the festival players here.

As for Butcher Brown, here’s a taste of their new album, Live at Vagabond.
Bass – Andrew Randazzo
Drums – Corey Fonville
Guitar – Morgan Burrs
Keyboards – DJ Harrison
Saxophone – Marcus Tenney