Event: Crown Jewels of Jazz Festival

The Crown Jewels of Jazz Festival takes place Friday and Saturday, with events in Washington Park and the School for the Creative and Performing Arts.

Kathy Wade, the founder and CEO of Cincinnati-based arts education organization Learning Though Art, is a well-versed, albeit quiet, conversationalist when it comes to her brainchild, which will put up its second Crown Jewels of Jazz Festival this weekend.

The Crown Jewels of Jazz Festival takes place Friday and Saturday, with events in Washington Park and the School for the Creative and Performing Arts. At 8 p.m. Friday, Grammy winner Mandy Gaines performs free at Washington Park's Haile Main Stage. At 5 p.m. Saturday, there's a Piano Picnic in the Park with eight area Jazz pianists, as well as Dancing Under the Stars at 8 p.m. 

8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22; 8:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23. learningthroughart.com.
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