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Wine, Jazz, Art: An Idyllic, Musical Sunday in the Park

For 15 years, the Vancouver Wine and Jazz Festival has provided wine, art and world class jazz. This year’s festival, which is always the 4th weekend in August in Esther Short Park, offered great wine, Grammy-winning musicians and an all-round good time. The festival is produced by Bravo! Vancouver, which produces the Bravo! Vancouver Concert series. (You can buy 2012-13 tickets here.) Kudos to Michael Kissinger, Maria Manzo and their staff and volunteers for another incredible event.

Here is a photo taste of the third day of the festival:

Happy volunteers pour wine by the taste or glass

21 kinds of wine at this booth!

Pouring the Festival Wine Competition Winner - Maryhill Zinfandel 2008

Go By Train entertains the Sunday afternoon crowd

Go By Train's Dan Balmer

The future of jazz - Echo plays the Jazz Education Stage

The John Nastos Quartet

Ice Cream from Deb's Double Dip Delight

Blues musician Marcia Ball rocks the park

Marcia Ball's band members riff

Marcia Ball

Patrick's Hawaiian Cafe

Dennise Larson, Snagridge Jewelry Designer from Washougal

Dennise Larson jewelry

Kate Larsson of Gig Harbor

Navidi's Olive Oils from Camas

Five Guys Playing Jazz perform on the Jazz Education Stage

The Sunday crowd

Jazz virtuoso Diane Schuur

Diane Schuur and one very long Steinway

Diane Schuur and bassist, Roberto Vally

Festival Director Michael Kissinger, Roberto Vally and Diane Schuur jam together

Jose Feliciano and band take the stage

Jose Feliciano and his amazing guitar playing

Schuur and Feliciano close the evening with "Light My Fire"

Thank you organizers for yet another fantastic Vancouver Wine and Jazz Festival! See you next year!

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2 comments

1 Victoria Racz { 08.31.12 at 12:55 am }

Great coverage of a wonderful festival! Thanks for supporting and promoting the arts in our community.

2 Katlin Smith { 08.31.12 at 9:27 am }

Thanks, Victoria! It’s always one of my favorite weekends and festivals of the summer.

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