Jazz performance set at Mayville’s Lakeside Park

Barbara Jean

This Thursday, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., the smooth sounds of songwriter and jazz crooner Barbara Jean will fill Lakeside Park, located on the shores of Chautauqua Lake along Route 394 in the village of Mayville.

Barbara Jean has been performing for many years, having performed with the original country-rock group Gotham Rose, but since 2000 she has been singing jazz and traditional pop. She has performed with groups such as The Harold Olson Orchestra, Razz and Friends, Jazz Train and Satin Doll. In 2008, she recorded her own songs in her debut CD “Sweet.” Her performances include songs of upbeat lyrics as well as features four-piece instrumentals. She has performed at this concert series in the past with jazz bands Razz and Friends, Jazz Train and her own band. She has a beautiful voice that makes for an enjoyable listening experience.

These free performances are brought to you through the generous sponsorship of the village of Mayville and town of Chautauqua. Remember to bring your own seating for these concerts whether held inside or outside to make sure there is enough seating for everyone attending.

Rainbow the Clown (Jerry Stimson) will also be on hand to entertain the children with face painting and balloon sculptures. In case of rain, the performance will be held inside the Carlson Community Center, also located at Lakeside Park. A 50/50 drawing will take place at each of the concerts this summer benefiting concert series organizer Mayville/Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce and its work in the community. The Maple Springs Fire Department will be selling BBQ dinners at the performance to benefit their fire department. The Mayville Fire Department will also be on hand to offer popcorn and water on a donation basis to the audience for the benefit of their fire department as well.

More information about the Entertainment in the Park summer concert series or the Mayville/Chautauqua area can be obtained by calling the Mayville/Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce at 753-3113. Plan on coming to Mayville’s scenic Lakeside Park Aug. 16 for a chance to hear some great jazz in a beautiful and relaxing setting.

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