PC Jazz Fest Announces Lineup

The Park City Jazz Foundation is proud to announce the 12th annual Park City Jazz Festival presented by Subaru on August 21st, 22nd, and 23rd, 2009 at the Deer Valley Resort Snowpark Outdoor Amphitheater.  The 2009 PCJF is sure to be a party featuring acts such as: Al Jarreau, Esperanza Spalding, Pancho Sanchez, Anna Wilson and many other outstanding artist!  More than just a concert, the Park City Jazz Festival presented by Subaru is a ‘social happening’. The dynamic event features multiple stages, an artisan village and beer garden. “We are known for presenting both sophisticated music as well as music that will get you on your feet,” noted Kris Severson, Executive Director. “We like to get people moving around and mingling with the other patrons. It makes for a better party.” Tickets are on sale now and are available at www.parkcityjazz.org or call 435-940-1362.  

Following is the lineup for the Park City Jazz Festival presented by Subaru:


FRIDAY, August 21st

Ticket booth opens: 1:30 pm

Gates open: 3:30 pm

4:30 pm           TBD– 2nd Stage

5:00 pm           Sean O’Bryan Smith – Main Stage

6:00 pm           TBD– 2nd Stage

6:15 pm           Brian Bromberg with the Crescent Super Band with – Main Stage

7:45 pm           TBD– 2nd Stage

8:00 pm           Esperanza Spalding - Main Stage


SATURDAY, August 22nd

Ticket Booth opens at 12:00 noon

Gates open: 2:30 pm

3:30 pm           John Flanders– 2nd Stage

4:00 pm           PC All Stars with Nicholas Payton – Main Stage

5:30 pm           John Flanders– 2nd Stage

5:45 pm           Anna Wilson and the Jazz  Your Azz Band – Main Stage

7:30 pm           Student/Local – 2nd Stage

7:45 pm           Pancho Sanchez -- Main Stage

SUNDAY, August 23rd

Ticket Booth opens at 11:00 am

Gates open: 1:30 pm

2:15 pm           Student/Local – 2nd Stage

2:45 pm           TBD – Main Stage

4:15 pm           Local – 2nd Stage

5:30 pm           Local – Main Stage

6:00 pm           Local – 2nd Stage

6:15 pm           Al Jarreau – Main Stage


Like many non-profits facing tough times amidst the recession, the Park City Jazz Foundation has had its challenges. Diminished sponsorship and donor contributions represented a huge challenge in presenting the quality of world class artists and production that the Foundation is know for. “I met with some key board members and community stake holders in January and took a long hard look at whether we could host the Festival in ’09. At the end of the day, we all felt that the event was too important to the community to cancel,” said Severson. 

New sponsorship and continued community support including County RAP and Restaurant Tax grants are largely responsible for the continuation of the Festival. “We are very excited to announce Subaru as the presenting sponsor for the 2009 Park City Jazz Festival.  We feel our demographic is a perfect fit for their market, and look to develop a long and successful relationship,” said Severson. 

On-line ticket sales are available on May 1st.  A limited number of locals discount tickets are available to Summit and Wasatch county residents with proof of residency at Deer Valley Signatures and Etc. stores located on Main Street and at Deer Valley Resort on May 15, 2009.  Call 435-649-1000 for store hours.  Locals discount tickets can also be purchased by calling the Park City Jazz Foundation office at 435-940-1362. 

In addition to the Festival, The Park City Jazz Foundation sponsors Festival Education Day Saturday, August 22nd, 2009.  Budding musicians and experts alike are encouraged to participate in the clinics featuring hands on workshops with the stars of the Festival. Attendees of the clinics get a free ticket to the evening show. For more information about the Park City Jazz Foundation Education Day go to www.parkcityjazz.org/festival/festival-clinics.html

VIP packages and General Admission tickets may be purchased online at www.parkcityjazz.org or by calling 435-940-1362. 

The Park City Jazz Foundation is a 501 c( 3 ) not-for-profit organization located in Park City, Utah, that is committed to the musical education of our youth as well as a heightened public awareness to jazz music, and benefit the community as  a world class tourist destination.