On Sunday, July 23, the Jazz Page will perform from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Terra Lake Amphitheater as part of the Metro Arts' Jazz in July Concert Series. Johnston High School Junior Jazz will perform from 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.
“We are thrilled to unveil the Terra Park Amphitheater to the community during the Metro Arts’ Jazz in July Concert Series,” said Mayor Paula Dierenfeld. “Terra Park will be a destination where families can enjoy events, recreational trails and get away from the busyness of day-to-day life. During our strategic planning process, planning and building areas like Terra Park are an integral part of our forward thinking. City leaders want residents to enjoy green spaces and time with family right here within our own community.”
During Jazz in July, residents can enjoy jazz music from Wayne Page who formed The Jazz Page 12 years ago and plays clubs, weddings, social receptions, and events such as the Des Moines Arts Festival and Metro Arts Jazz in July. The group is comprised of amazing jazz artists who are also ultimately committed to education. The Jazz Page performs straight ahead jazz including the music of Dexter Gordon, Hank Mobley, and Jerry Mulligan. Attendees will also hear some contemporary originals composed by members of the band. In addition to performances with his quartet, Wayne has been busy playing duet venues including Louie's Wine Dive and The Lift. This year, the group features David Altemeier, bass; John Kizilarmut, drums; and Tanner Taylor, piano.
This is an all-ages show and is free to the public. We remind residents that this is a new location, not at the Johnston Commons. More information on the Jazz in July concert series can be found at metroarts.org.