American Forum, Inc. (AAF) is proud to present the 6th Annual Lexus Smooth Jazz Fest featuring Alex Bugnon and Special Guests Cindy Bradley and Nelson Rangell. The event will take place on Saturday, August 10; Gates
open at 5:30 pm; and the concert begins at 7:30 pm. The African American Forum is pleased that Transylvania
once again play host to this regional event held annually that celebrates contemporary American
Jazz, complemented by fine cuisine and Kentucky culture.
invite you to bring your lawn chairs, fold-up tables and tents to the
beautifully manicured lawn and stately atmosphere of Transylvania University as
we set the mood for an enchanting, exciting and exquisite Smooth Jazz
experience like no other! It will
be “Another Love Season” that promises to bold, lively an “Unscripted” beneath the City Lights!
Bugnon, nephew of trumpeter Donald Byrd, grew up to the Montreux Jazz
Festival in his
hometown in Switzerland. He honed
his skills while attending the Paris Conservatory of Music and the prestigious
Berklee School of Music in Boston. He spent four (4) years working as a session
musician in New York paying his dues before he released his debut album, Love
Season in 1989 and
the rest, as they say, is history.
“Nobody can make a piano sing like Alex Bugnon! You can tell through his playing of the
piano that he has a deep passion and love for music. As a member of the audience you can feel his passion and
love for music it takes over.” Ticketmaster Review
information about pianist Alex Bugnon can be found at AlexBugnon.com.
are scaled at $30
for Lawn Chair Seating, $120 for Lawn Tent Packages for four (4) and $75 for VIP seating, which includes
a Pre-Show Catered dinner courtesy of South-Van Events. All tickets can be purchased by
contacting the AAF at 859.255.2653 or online at AAFinc.com. Net proceeds will benefit the African American Forum
University, located at 300 North Broadway, is a majestic campus adjacent to
Gratz Park, three (3) blocks from the heart of downtown Lexington, amidst picturesque
homes, historic landmarks, in a laid back atmosphere of stately trees and
beautifully landscaped grounds. Visit
www.Transy.edu for more information or directions.
addition to the outdoor festivities on Saturday, August 10th, the
Smooth Jazz Fest will kick off on Thursday, August 8th with the Jazz
Arts Foundation’s “Jazz: Live at the Library” and a special performance on
Friday, August 9th by Lexington native and Boston resident Kevin
The 6th Annual Lexus Smooth Jazz Fest is made possible
by generous contributions from great corporate partners and sponsors! Find
all of this year’s sponsors at AAFinc.com.
American Forum, Inc. (Producer), AdColor, Inc., Bacardi USA, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Burger
King, Coca-Cola Refreshments, Dever, Inc., Diamond Kut Entertainment, Dynamix
Productions, Fifth Third Bank, Hilliard Lyons (Corporate Partner) Integrity IT, Hilton Lexington/Downtown
Kentucky American Water, KentuckyOne Health (Corporate Partner), LexArts, Lexington
Convention and Visitors Bureau, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, LG&E
and KU Energy, LLC, Lexus Store of Lexington (Title Sponsor), Lowe’s, Meijer, PNC
Bank, South-Van Events, State Farm Insurance, Transylvania University,
University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, US Bank and Whole Foods
Market Lexington. Promotional Partners: LEX18, WBTF-FM, 107.9
“The Beat” and WKGS, 96.9 KISS-FM.
is a non-profit arts and cultural organization based in Lexington,
Kentucky. The organization is
committed to presenting programs that address cultural diversity and inclusion
as well as celebrate the African American experience.