2011 Monty Alexander Jazz Festival Tops the Charts

This year’s Monty Alexander Jazz Festival attracted audiences numbering well over 600, who attended the Festival’s three concerts held at the Avalon Theatre in Easton over Labor Day weekend. Among this year’s performers were trumpet player Dominick Farinacci and pianist Aaron Diehl; Grace Kelly and the Grace Kelly Quintet; jazz guitarist-composer-producer and international recording and touring artist Nate Najar with vibraphonist and drummer Chuck Redd and his ensemble; and jazz pianist Monty Alexander, the Festival’s artistic director and namesake, and his Quartet. The Festival was generously underwritten by Verizon, with additional support from numerous business and private sponsors.

Performers in the 2011 Monty Alexander Jazz Festival mingled with patrons at a reception following the Festival’s final night.

In Photo: Pictured left to right are legendary jazz pianist Monty Alexander and saxophonist Grace Kelly.