Octo Jazz

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FREE SUNDAY CONCERTS IN THE PARK

Founded in 2017, Octo Jazz features Ricky Exton as drummer/band leader as well as some of Cleveland's finest jazz musicians: Scott McKee (trumpet), Scott Marsh (trombone), Dave Sterner (alto sax), Mathew Horwich (tenor sax), Chuck McHenry (baritone sax), Doug Day (piano), Bill Nichols (bass) and special guest Dane Vannater (vocals). The ensemble pays homage to some of the great jazz arrangers including but not limited to the "West Coast" or "Cool" style of jazz as well as some original compositions and arrangements by Exton and other members of the band.

Funding is provided by the Local 4 Music Fund, Leonard DiCosimo, president, the Music Performance Trust Fund, and Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.