MACA announces seventh annual Integrity Jazz Festival lineup

The seventh annual Integrity Jazz Festival will feature what the Minot Area Council of the Arts calls “an exciting lineup” on Saturday at Ann Nicole Nelson Hall at Minot State University.

Headlining the event are the Cab Jivers, led by the grandson of the famous Cab Calloway, Christopher Calloway Brooks. “The whole audience will be bouncing and swaying to the irresistible rhythm, ‘Everybody singing HI-DE-HO!’ according to a Council of the Arts press release. Brooks emulates Calloway, as he thrusts his baton into the air, and in his “Zoot Suit,” jumps, twirls and signals to the band to begin another joyous chorus.

“Due to the uncertainty in the weather, we moved the event indoors from Roosevelt Park,” said Terri Aldrich, MACA executive director.

Music lovers can settle in for a full day of nonstop entertainment from 1 to 8 p.m. Along with great jazz, the family-friendly atmosphere also includes artists and artisans, prizes and food.

The festival will also feature the Danny Green Trio, from San Diego. The trio’s style showcases a brilliant blend of Brazilian, Latin and classical elements.

The Clearwater Hot Club Band, from Minnesota, takes their inspiration from Gypsy Jazz and swing.

Local favorite Dakota Dixie and a Youth Spotlight led by Micah Holmen round out the day.

Tickets for the event, which are $15 in advance or $20 at the door, are available at the Minot Area Council of the Arts office, 3 S. Main St., Suite 2, at Visit Minot, 1020 S. Broadway, by telephone at 852-2787, or on the website at (integrityjazzfestival.com).