Sue Kiesewetter reports:
Jazz will be on the menu for the Lakota East High School’s Cool Jazz ‘n’ Hotcakes breakfast.
From 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, the school’s Eastside Café will be open to the community for a morning of jazz performances by Lakota junior and senior high school musicians.
Listen to five different ensembles while munching on pancakes and sausage cooked by parents and served by teens. Admission is $6 for all the food you can eat.
Guest emcee is Lakota East grad Zach Crammer, now with 88.1, Dayton’s Classical Public Radio. Rosie Red will also be there and will be available for pictures.
Buy a $5 raffle ticket for a drum head signed by jazz drummer John Von Ohlen. Or buy $1 tickets – six for $5 – for raffle baskets that include passes to Newport Aquarium, golf at Beckett Ridge Golf Course, along with passes to Monster Mini-Golf and Web Extreme.
Shop the Main Street Marketplace along the school’s main hallway where vendors will be selling crafts, gifts and other items.
All proceeds benefit the Lakota East band programs and the Jeff Durham Scholarship Fund. Durham was president of the Lakota East Upbeat Club when he died eight years ago.
Typically the event raises between $4,000 and $5,000 each year.
The Performance Schedule:
8 a.m.: East Freshman Band
8:45 a.m.: Liberty Junior 7th Grade Jazz Band
9:15 a.m. Eastside Jazz Ensemble
9:45 a.m.: East 2 O’Clock Jazz Band
10:30 a.m.: Hopewell Junior 7th Grade Jazz Band
11 a.m.: Eastside Jazz Ensemble