Sunday Thought Series (Saturday Edition): Totally Jazzed

Tomorrow is going to be busy, so I want to make sure I get this out of the way now.

008For more than a week, we’ve been dutifully bringing you the latest from Allentown JazzFest. We’ve seen some top-notch performances, re-connected with old friends, and met some great new people along the way.

I just wanted to take some time today to mention how grateful Lehigh Valley Underground is for the opportunity to participate in such a great, growing local festival. We’ve been welcomed with open arms into another very important, lively part of the Lehigh Valley’s music scene this week, and it has been a phenomenal experience from top to bottom.

003I also hope that the passion behind this blog’s mission has come through in a new way over the past week or so. We want to reach into every corner of our scene and support the many people – not just musicians, but volunteers and industry folks – who strive to make it a better place. It is my hope that our coverage of JazzFest this week opens new doors for all involved, and that we can all continue to work together to strengthen our offerings and make the Lehigh Valley a music destination, based foremost on the efforts of the people who call our region home.

It’s not over yet. Tonight at 5 p.m., we’ll be at West Park to catch Hector Rosado and Orq Hache. Tomorrow at 5 p.m., we’ll wrap things up with The Bryan Tuk Complex at Billy’s Downtown Diner on Hamilton St. Photos and reactions from those shows, of course, will be made available here.

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