By Darlene Donloe
The 29th Annual Long Beach Jazz Festival took place last weekend (Aug. 12-14) at Rainbow Lagoon Park. This year’s theme was “A Healthy Taste of Jazz.”
The megastar lineup included: Jeffrey Osborne, Everette Harp, BWB (Norman Brown, Kirk Whalum and Rick Braun), Jonathan Butler, Gerald Albright, Major, Althea Rene, Elan Trotman, Euge Groove, Peter White, Paul Taylor, Richard "88 Fingers" Turner Jr., Stanley Jordan, The Al Williams Jazz Society with special guests Najee and Barbara Morrison, The Sax Pack (Kim Waters, Steve Cole and Jeff Kashiwa), Michael Lington, Kenny Lattimore, Dave Koz, David Sanborn, The Rippingtons, Paul Jackson Jr. and Mindless Groove.
Paul Jackson Jr.
Tonya Banks (Little Women: LA) and Paul Jackson Jr.
Euge Groove, Peter White and Paul Taylor