NIGHT TIME LIVE JAZZ SERIES TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Lodi, Calif -- (January 7, 2004) - Lodi’s own Night Time Live Jazz Series, celebrates its 11th anniversary as it kicks off three months of cabaret-style concerts.

Produced by Marlo Kerner and sponsored by the Lodi Arts Commission in conjunction with Capital Public Radio, concerts will take place every other Friday evening in Kirst Hall at Hutchins Street Square beginning January 16th through March 26th, and will spotlight six prominent jazz acts that promise to draw crowds from the entire valley region.

Reserved seating is available at $20 per person; and interested parties are encouraged to purchase tickets ahead of time through the Hutchins Street Square Box Office at 209-333-5550 or on-line at http://www.neweratickets.com/index.cfm?web=50%2C0&SearchIt=Go%20. Season tickets and Preferred Patron Season Tickets are also available through January 16. (Please call the Hutchins Street Box Office for more information).

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for those wishing to enjoy a light supper before the show, and shows will begin at 7:30 p.m.

During January and March concerts, Night Time Live patrons may tour the Thomas Theatre Gallery to view the jazz-themed art exhibits. The Gallery will be open from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Scheduled to appear at the Night Time Live Jazz Series are:

• Jan. 16: Art Van Damme Quintet

• Jan. 30: Dick Johnson’s Mardi Gras Band

• Feb. 6: Gator Beat

• Feb. 13: Tribute to Lionel Hampton

• Mar. 5: Paula West

• Mar. 19: Oakland Jazz Choir

For more information on the series, please contact Marlo Kerner at (209) 471-6984.

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The Lodi Arts Project Fund was created in 1997 in order to provide financial support to, and financial management of, the many programs of the Lodi Arts Commission, thereby ensuring the presence of the arts in daily life, enriching our community with diverse ideas and talents and enhancing the personal and economic well-being of the people of our community. Tax-deductible donations to the Project Fund are always welcome.

The Lodi Arts Commission was established by the Lodi City Council in 1982 and charged with the mission to promote and encourage programs to further the development and public awareness of and interest in the fine and performing arts and to act in an advisory capacity to the Lodi City Council in connection with the artistic and cultural development of the City. For more information about the Lodi Arts Project Fund, or the Arts Commission, call 209.367.5442 or visit their website at www.lodiarts.org.