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Imagine Jazz Festival

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    The Imagine Jazz Festival is in Spokane April 19th -25th

    4/19 - Brent Edstrom & Brian Ploeger @ House of Soul
    4/20- Brian Ward & The Imagine Collective
    4/21 - Daytime Clinics at Holy Names 10am Men of Rhythm, 1pm Brian Ploeger Improv clinic, 3pm Alison Poteracke The Humanity Project
    4/21 - Orlando Sanchez & The Larsen Group at THe House of Soul
    4/22 - Kristina Ploeger & Rachel Bade-McMurphy with Brent Edstrom at House of Soul
    4/24 - The WIllie Jones III Quintet workshops at SFCC
    4/25 - The WIllie Jones III Quintet at House of Soul

    see specific times and more info at

    Envisioned by local musician Rachel Bade-McMurphy and her Imagine Collective; the festival is supported by KEWU, Holy Names Music Center and The House of Soul.

    The Festival will feature local artists in concerts and clinics April 19th-22nd, and will feature a stellar band from New York on April 24th & 25th for workshops & Clinics. Concerts will take place at the House of Soul (120 N Wall) and workshops at Holy Names Music Center (3910 W Custer Drive).
    The headliner, The Willie Jones III Quintet includes Ralph Moore on saxophone, Jeremy Pelt on trumpet, Gerald Cannon on bass and Eric Reed on piano. The group has an impressive resume and individuals from the band have played with Jazz legends such as Art Blakey, Joe Henderson, Roy Hargrove, Ray Brown, Wynton Marsalis and many, many more.
    A list of local artists performing at the festival include Brian Ploeger, Brent Edstrom, Brian Ward, Chris Parkin, The Imagine Collective, Orlando Sanchez, Men of Rhythm, The Larsen Group, Kristina Ploeger, Rachel Bade-McMurphy and Alison Poteracke. A full list of times and locations can be found in the printed program at the festival or online at
    Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at