Twilight Jazz Summer Concert – Suzanne Grzanna

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kemper center, kenosha wi

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Grab a blanket, pull up a chair, and join us for some outstanding music at the Anderson Arts Center. Twilight Jazz is a free, summer concert series featuring regional jazz bands and legends in a beautiful outdoor setting on the shores of Lake Michigan.

About Suzanne Grzanna:
A brilliant saxophonist, sultry jazz singer, and Grammy Award voting member, Suzanne Grzanna is a world-class artist who has traveled the world during her productive career. The recent release of her CD “Daybreak” and her single “Spring Waltz” is just the latest accomplishment in a career full of high points. Suzanne was born and grew up in a small suburb of Milwaukee. Her parents Don and Maureen Grzanna are professional musicians and she started piano lessons with her mother when she was five, moving on to clarinet and alto-sax as a young girl. After attending Wisconsin Lutheran College and earning a music degree from Carroll University, she formed her jazz quartet. Suzanne immediately started a busy performance schedule and began to record in 1994, starting with “The Cat’s Meow.” She has recorded six CDs and two singles thus far. Suzanne has an upcoming role in the new film “Western Conviction” that will film in 2021. Her new jazz album will also be released in 2021.Learn more at https://saxdiva.com/.

2020 Twilight Jazz Schedule:
August 4 – Suzanne Grzanna
August 11 – Janet Planet
August 25 – Infusion
September 1 – The Kal Bergendahl Project
September 8 – Jazz Spectrum

Located on the south end of the Anderson Arts Center, all performances are free and open to the public.The grounds open at 6 pm and the performance begins at 7 pm.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Unfortunately no alcohol carry-ins are allowed. A 50/50 raffle to support the Anderson Arts Center will be offered.

COVID-19 Precautions:
Socially distanced seating areas will be marked on the lawn, 6 feet apart. Seating will be first come, first served. We will have one entrance onto the lawn, off of Third Avenue. Guests will be greeted by a staff member and walked to one of the open spaces marked on the lawn. All of our staff and volunteers will be wearing masks, and we are encouraging guests to wear masks as well. Staff members will be sanitizing the restrooms and all touched surfaces, including the bar area, regularly throughout the night. Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the grounds. Concessions will have socially distanced lines with only one person handling payments.

For 16 years, the Twilight Jazz Summer Concert Series has established itself as one of Kenosha’s signature events, drawing crowds from throughout southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. Funds raised during the concert series support and sustain the Kemper Center, help to preserve the historic nature of the site and buildings, and help to promote the arts and art education in our community.

Every year, the Twilight Jazz Summer Concert Series would not be possible without the support of our local businesses, companies, and individuals who provide valuable funding assistance and volunteer hours so that we can make the concert series an incredible experience in Kenosha. Impactful contributions each year help us continue to provide quality arts programming, events, and exhibits for children and adults throughout the year.

Thank you to our sponsors
The Twilight Jazz Summer Concert Series is generously sponsored by Berkshire Hathaway, John and Susan Crawford, Design Partners, Dooley and Associates, First American Bank, FPS Finishing and Plating Service, Jockey, Knight Barry Title Group, Lake County Press, Palmen Motors, Prophet Wealth Management, Snap-on Inc., Spectrum Wealth Advisors, and Tithof Tile & Marble. Sponsorships are still available. Join us as a sponsor.

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