The annual Suttons Bay Jazzfest takes place next Saturday, July 28 at Marina Park in Suttons Bay and features fine wines and food from the Leelanau Peninsula and world-class jazz music. This year’s lineup includes The Interlochen Arts Camp Big Band, the Western Jazz Quartet, The Merling Trio, The Harry Goldson Quintet and headliner The Marcus Roberts Trio.
Marcus Roberts headlines JazzFest in the Traverse City Record-Eagle has this to say:
“He’s a very engaging personality and a phenomenal artist and we’re very thrilled that he’s going to be our headliner,â€ she said, adding that it follows a trend of having top-notch pianists headline the event. In recent years, the featured artists have included Ramsey Lewis, Jamal, Marian McPartland and Bob James.
Roberts hopes to make it special to the audience.
“We’ll play a mix of standards; some that folks will recognize, like a Gershwin or tunes made popular by Louis Armstrong or Nat King Cole,â€ Roberts said. “We’re hoping it will be a nice, relaxed event. We look forward to it.â€