SCRANTON — Jump, Jive an’ Jazz, originally intended to be an intimate evening of world class jazz featuring the region’s finest jazz musicians, took on a life of its own. This event became a vehicle to celebrate the music and influence of a musician, teacher and friend, Maestro Patrick J. Marcinko Jr.
The lineup includes area artists Nancy and Spencer Reed, The Alan Gaumer Quartet, The Von Storch Quartet, JazzArt and the Upper Valley Winds Orchestra, which over the years was under the direction of the late Marcinko Jr., whose unexpected death left the question as to whether or not the show would take place.
On the morning of Marcinko’s death, Patrick J. Marcinko III confirmed with the Scranton Cultural Center staff his father would have wanted the show to continue as planned.
So, on Sunday, Sept. 25, the SCC’s Grand Ballroom will be transformed into what would resemble an “old school’ midtown jazz club one might expect to see in New York City.
The event will showcase some the region’s best jazz musicians on the SCC’s historic main stage. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and music will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available in person at the Scranton Cultural Center’s Fidelity Bank Box Office or by calling 570-344-1111.
Proceeds will benefit the ongoing efforts and mission of the Scranton Cultural Center.
Information provided by the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple.