Twilight Jazz Summer Concert – The Kal Bergendahl Project

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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 The Kal Bergendahl Project:
Kal Jon Bergendahl is an accomplished bassist, composer, arranger and educator based in Kenosha. His soulful and energetic playing has gained him attention as a top-notch bassist.
He has been playing electric bass since 1987 and performing in the southeast Wisconsin jazz scene since 1997. In 2004 he formed The Kal Bergendahl Project (KBP). The group has recorded four CD’s: “Love Unconditional” in 2006, “Everlasting Life” in 2008, “Life & Soul” in 2013, “Parallels Ch. 1” in 2016 and “Parallels Ch. 2” in 2020. They has taken on many different forms over the years, combining smooth, edgy jazz with pop and soul. Over 20 musicians have been featured in the group since 2004. 2015 saw the birth of a new group of musicians and brand new sound with a three-piece horn section at the forefront. Learn more at

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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