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Crown Jewels of Jazz Heritage Festival to support childhood literacy

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CINCINNATI - Maija Zummo

For four days, Jazz takes center stage in the Queen City as Washington Park, the Seasongood Pavilion and various venues throughout Over-the-Rhine transform into a Global Jazz Village, all to support early childhood literacy.

An initiative of Learning Through Art, Inc., proceeds from wristbands purchased for the Crown Jewels of Jazz festival go to benefit the national award-winning, four-time Emmy-nominated Learning Through Art’s Books Alive! For Kids literacy program. Listen to live music from the likes of Diane Schuur, Kathy Wade, Phil DeGreg and The Samba Jazz Syndicate, Gregory Porter and more, all for a good cause. See full band line-ups at crownjewelsofjazzfestival.com.

7 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at Washington Park, 1230 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine; 6 p.m. Thursday at Seasongood Pavilion, Eden Park, Mount Adams. $15 for individual day wristbands; $40 for four-day. crownjewelsofjazzfestival.com.

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