Tuesday, August 21, 2012

How about a Labor Day Jazzcation In the Vienna of the Pacific Northwest?

Posted by CotoBlogzz

Leavenworth, WA -  If you don't yet  have Labor Day plans yet and are watching the budget The Icicle Creek Center for the Arts has a solution for you:  A jazzcation in the Vienna of the Pacific Northwest:  Leavenworth, WA -  only a two hour drive over the mountains from Seattle!

You know, just like a "stay-cation-- a vacation spent at home or nearby to home."  A low cost gas bill and great discounts at local hotels and eateries thru the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce will allow you and your loved ones to make the trip over to the lively, Bavarian-themed town of Leavenworth and drop by Vienna – the Icicle Creek Center for the Arts –

Bavaria in Central Washington

Leavenworth is a city in Chelan County, Washington, United States. It is part of the Wenatchee–East Wenatchee Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,074 at the 2000 census. The entire town center is modelled on a Bavarian village. In November 2007 Good Morning America went to Leavenworth for Holiday Gifts for the Globe where GMA helped light up the town for the Christmas Holiday. Leavenworth was also named the Ultimate HolidayTown USA by A&E.

 To complete your Jazzcation itinerary - Icicle Creek Center for the Arts will present a "gypsy-swing-jazz" concert by Pearl Django on Saturday, September 1st at 7PM in the intimate Canyon Wren Recital Hall located at 7409 Icicle Road, Leavenworth, WA.

Gypsy jazz (also known as gypsy swing or hot club jazz) is a style of jazz music often said to have been started by guitarist Jean "Django" Reinhardt in the 1930s.

  A Destination for Extraordinary Performances & Inspired Learning Experiences Dedicated to celebrating excellence in the lively arts and inspiring generations of students, artists and audiences through exceptional educational experiences, live performances, and special events - all in the breathtaking, natural setting of the mountain meadows.

The Pearl Django group featuring: Michael Gray, violin; Rick Leppanen, double bass; David Lange, accordion; Ryan Hoffman, guitar and Troy Chapman, guitar, will perform this style live, at the beautiful Icicle Creek campus.   Or as Seattle Weekly. might say: ."Pearl Django play(s) gypsy jazz…and they do it with such verve, skill and pleasure that they're pretty much irresistible to jazz and non-jazz listeners alike"

Tickets are $25 per person and include a complimentary chocolate and champagne buffet to celebrate the holiday weekend! So make your "Jazz-cation" plans today and visit www.icicle.org to purchase your concert tickets, or call (509) 548-6347 x400.



To Bavaria and Back in 100 hours
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA - Bavaria, the largest German state by area, forms almost 20% of the total land area of Germany and is Germany's second most populous state with Munich as its capital. Bavarians consider themselves to be egalitarian and informal. Their sociability can be experienced at the annual Oktoberfest, the world's largest beer festival, which welcomes around six million visitors every year, or in the famous beer gardens.


Bavaria Meets Vienna in Leavenworth, WA – thanks to ICCA

Leavenworth, WA – What do you get when you combine, breath-taking scenery, an outdoor musical performance to suit your taste and natural fireworks brought o you by fireflies, with a taste of Bavaria? Answer:  Leavenworth, Washington!

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