By Randy Singleton
Community Affairs Correspondent
New Journal and Guide
The 40th annual Norfolk Jazz Festival brought the sounds of smooth jazz to the downtown waterfront this past weekend (Aug. 18-19).
Friday’s show featured the energetic lineup of saxophonist Kim Waters & keyboardist Kayla Waters, international pianist Keiko Matsui, and master saxophonist Gerald Albright.
Saturday’s show featured the powerhouse lineup of Kandace Springs, the trio of Jazz Funk Soul-Jeff Lorber, Everette Harp, and Paul Jackson, Jr., with Dave Koz & Friends-Candy Dulfer, Eric Darius, and vocalist Maysa Leak closing out the evening.
Thousands of fans sat in lawn chairs on the rolling hills of Town Point Park enjoying the live performances, the view of the downtown waterfront, arts and crafts vendors, and a variety of cultural foods.
The New Journal and Guide was one of the principal sponsors of the 40th annual Norfolk Waterfront Jazz Festival.