The Philly Jazz Fest, Saturday at the Sheraton


The inaugural Philly Jazz Fest happens at the Sheraton Downtown Hotel Ballroom on Saturday, with a long list of local stalwarts including Denise King, Bootsie Barnes, Pieces of a Dream, Jeannie Brooks, Duane Eubanks and Frank Bey.

The through-line concept of the one-day Jazz Fest, which hopes to become a three day event in the future,  is "Remembering Grover" in honor of late Philadelphia sax man Grover Washington. At 7 p.m., King, who's pictured, plays with a band behind her that includes Aaron Graves on Keys, Barnes on sax, Eubanks on trumpet, Lee Smith on bass and Bruce Cox on drums.

The downtown Sheraton is a 17th and Race. The fest is presented by the former producers of the Cape May Jazz Fest. Schedule and ticket info are here.  Check out King singing Dinah Washington below.

Previously: Michael Kiwanuka at the Troc Follow In The Mix on Twitter