Pianos in the Park 2016

Bring yours lounge chairs, its that time of the year!!!

Strictly Jazz Entertainment presents the 7th Annual Pianos in the Park Jazz Fest 2016 at W.C. Handy Park on Historic Beale Street, Sunday – September 4th (LABOR DAY WEEKEND)!!

Join us for an enjoyable evening of relaxing jazz featuring “Smooth Jazz Keyboardist – Tim Watson, Smooth Jazz Guitarist – Nick Colionne and Smooth Jazz Saxophonist – Marcus Anderson– Former Saxophonist for PRINCE!”. Gates open at 5pm, Showtime at 6pm! Early arrival is suggested.

The Artists


Tim Watson

What do the names listed on Tim Watson’s latest CD “Up & At’em” all have in common? His ability to capture the subtle nuances that are indicative of each artist’ unique style. This is no happenstance occurrence, Tim has worked and honed his own recognizable signature that makes his work identifiable across genres.

“Tim exemplifies an unbridled passion for writing and composing that’s conveyed in each song he pens”. (Indie Artist Magazine)

More at timwatsonmusic.com

Marcus Anderson

The Pop/R&B and Jazz musician’s career is fast becoming one to watch. Hailing from South Carolina, Marcus Anderson is currently performing to audiences all over the world as one of Prince’s saxophonists in New Power Generation. As part of New Power Generation, Anderson has played and been showcased in such iconic festivals such as the Essence Music Festival, Monteux Jazz Festival and the Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival.

“Touring with Prince has been rewarding in so many different ways; I feel as if I’m in grad school, business classes, and etiquette school all wrapped into one. Thank you Paisley University!”

More at marcusanderson.net

Nick Colionne

Chicago’s best dressed jazz guitarist Nick Colionne released his first albums It’s My Turn (1994), Arrival (1996) and The Seduction (1999) on the Lake Shore Jazz label followed by Just Come On In (2003), Keepin’ It Cool (2006), and No Limits (2008). Feel The Heat (2011) and Influences (2014) are released on Trippin & Rhythm. Now he is back with The Journey (2016) on the same label. The Journey is the latest landmark in Nick Colionne’s career. With ten tracks in his music case he demands attention for one of the best smooth jazz guitarists of our generation

More at nickcolionne.com

Pianos in the Park through the Years