Edgefest to celebrate 25 years of avant-garde jazz at Ann Arbor’s Kerrytown Concert House

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  • Photo by Kyra Kverno courtesy of Edgefest

  • Fay Victor will perform on Thursday, October 28th, with SoundNoiseFUNK as part of the Edgefest.

Even for us, 41 year olds, we know 25 years is a long time to do something.

Edgefest celebrates its 25th anniversary as the world famous avant-garde jazz and creative music festival, once again hosted by Ann Arbor’s Kerrytown Concert House.

The music festival celebrates the past, present and future of jazz with three days of music events featuring a variety of artists from various sub-genres of jazz, some of whom have played the festival over the past few years. The event, which will take place at the Kerrytown Concert House as well as the nearby Bethlehem United Church of Christ, will feature performances by Michael Malis, Crump / Laubrock / Smythe, Three Rivers with Lee Mixashawn Rozie, William Parker and Francisco Mela, Blue Reality. host Quartet, Ken Kozora’s Electrosphere, Andrea Wolpers Cento Project, Agape, Steve Swell’s ‘If Trains Could Speak’ and more. This year, the Edgefest parade returns, which opens at noon on the last day of the festival and is led by students from the Scarlett Middle School band. Remember: jazz cabbage is not included.

Doors open Thursday, October 28th and Friday, October 29th and Saturday, October 30th at 7:00 pm at the Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor; 734-769-2999; kerrytownconcerthouse.com. Tickets are $ 25 for single tickets, $ 40 to $ 60 for day passes, or $ 170 to $ 320 for weekend Edgepasses. * The venue requires proof of full vaccination or COVID-19 negative test 72 hours prior to the event.

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