MAYVILLE - The jazz band Razz And Friends will be the featured performers for Thursday's Entertainment in the Park concert performance in the Village Green Park from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Razz And Friends is a quintet based group with Barbara Jean, an exceptionally fine vocalist; Razz (Ralph Rasmusson) playing alto and tenor saxophones, clarinet, flute and harmonica; and the rhythm section of Frank Farina on piano, Bill Winchester on drums, and Lloyd Howard on bass. The band originally formed in 1992, with Bill Winchester joining in 1996 and Barbara Jean joining in 2001 as an occasional vocalist and becoming their full time vocalist in 2002. Their repertoire consists mostly of songs from Duke Ellington, Cole Porter and other fine composers, as well as featuring original songs by Barbara Jean in the American standards tradition.
Rainbow the Clown (Jerry Stimson) of Randolph will also be on hand to entertain the children with face painting and balloon sculptures.
The Entertainment in the Park summer concerts are provided at no cost through the funding by the Town of Chautauqua and Village of Mayville. In case of rain, the performance will be held at the upper Mayville Fire Dept. fire truck garage on West Chautauqua Street across from Bonar's Restaurant in uptown Mayville.
Remember to bring your own seating. There will also be a 50/50 drawing held at each of the concerts this summer, with the winner announced just before the end of the performance.
For more information about this concert series or the Mayville/Chautauqua area, contact the Mayville/Chautauqua Chamber of Commerce at 753-3113 or go to the web site at www.mayvillechautauquachamber.org.