So you’re planning to take in the Weekend of Jazz at Kiawah this weekend, but are you really ready? Here are five ways to get more from the Jazz Weekend.
1. Listen to some Jazz
This tip is for all you jazz newbies out there. Don’t just say you like jazz, find out more about it. Listen to the radio, watch jazz TV programs so you start to develop a sense of the styles of music and the instruments that most appeal to you. Then you’ll be able to decide which of the featured artists to focus on at the Jazz Weekend.
2. Find out more about Jazz
Once you’re starting to get familiar with the music, it’s time to do some research. Take a jazz history course or surf the web to find out more about the history and culture that led to the music. It will mean more when you hear it if you have all the info.
3. Research the artists
Do you know all the artists performing at the Jazz Weekend? If not, check out their bios and listen to the music on their sites so you know which ones you really love before the weekend starts.
- Earl Klugh http://www.earlklugh.com/main.html
- Chaka Khan http://www.chakakhan.com/about_bio.php
- Brian Culbertson http://www.brianculbertson.com/Content/biography.html
- Mindi Abair http://www.mindiabair.com/
- Eric Darius http://www.ericdarius.com/biography/
- Spencer Day http://spencerday.com/bio/
- East Coast Party Band http://www.eastcoastpartyband.com/aboutus.cfm
4. Meet other jazz fans
Kiawah Island will be hosting thousands of jazz fans when the weekend begins. It’s a great place to swap stories of gigs you’ve been to and debate your favorite singers.
5. Enjoy the surroundings
At the Weekend of Jazz at Kiawah, there’s more to do than listen to the music. Enjoy nature, play golf, visit the spa and more to get the most from your jazz weekend. http://www.kiawahresort.com/jazz-weekend-at-kiawah.php Day of show tickets available!