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A2 Jazz Fest

October 8, 2023 @ 3:00 pm

A2 Jazz Fest
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From world-class artists to the artists next door – Kerrytown Concert House celebrates the breadth of talent and impact found in other local artistic organizations and businesses.  Coming up, we are proud to serve as one of the venues for this year’s A2 Jazz Fest!

Free and open to the public – donations to A2 Jazz Fest in lieu of ticket purchases will be welcomed.

The Lineup

sean dobbins

3:00 PM – Jazz Symposium with Sean Dobbins

SEAN DOBBINS is a highly sought-after jazz sideman and educator whose sound can best be described as hard-driving, solid rhythm with refreshing melodic sensibility. Sean is the recipient of many awards including the “Woody Herman Jazz Award” for outstanding musicianship, as well as the Louis Armstrong Scholarship. Due to his great talent both as a player and an educator, he has been the focus of countless news articles, jazz radio programs, and documentaries.

Sean Dobbins – Drums
Cory Allen – Guitar
Chris Codish – Hammond B3 Organ
Marcus Elliot – Saxophone


4:45 PM – Indiana University Ensemble

After the Jazz symposium hosted by Professor Dobbins, the INDIANA JAZZ ENSEMBLE will take the KerryTown Concert House stage. The ensemble performs a full range of styles giving students a valuable experience—both in performing and in working with others. This Jazz Ensemble has joined forces with A2JF to present their jazz concert.


5:45 PM – Lisa Sung Quartet

As an educator, avid learner, and passionate performer, LISA SUNG has made her mark on many audiences. In partnership with the John Stites Award, Sung toured Indonesia in March and Korea in September of 2023, teaching masterclasses and performing with her trio. She then released her latest project, ‘Half Moon’ with two jazz arrangements of some of her favorite Korean children’s songs. Looking forward, Sung will continue her work with the John Stites award, touring Vietnam and the Philippines in spring of 2024.

Lisa Sung – Piano
Anthony Stanco – Trumpet
Marion Hayden – Bass
Wen-Ting Wu – Drums



REDWOOD is a young musician and producer who has her finger on the pulse of the sound of this generation. Informed by all the timeless elements of the black music tradition, she brings a fresh and new perspective to jazz, r&b, hip-hop sounds that forever touch the soul. After recieving a prestigious musical training throughout her youth at Duke Ellington School of the Arts, REDWOOD went on to perform with many jazz icons including Herbie Hancock, Terence Blanchard, Terell Stafford, and DeeDee Bridgewater. As a founding member of the A2JF community, Sequoia performed at the second annual festival in 2017.

COVID-19 Policy for Indoor Concerts at Kerrytown Concert House

  • Masks are welcome and available as needed.
  • Please do not attend a performance if you are feeling ill or have any symptoms of COVID-19.


October 8, 2023
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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