Monthly JazzWalk Swings In Early with Pat Cronley & Friends

12109989_560437337453238_7766953620382302047_oOur favorite Thursday of the month is just around the corner. JazzWalk, a monthly event that normally falls on the fourth Thursday of the month, will hit the streets of downtown Flint a week early due to the holidays.

The event, to be held Dec. 17 at White Horse Tavern, is free to the public and open to all ages, according to Lanie Nix, administrative assistant of the Greater Flint Arts Council, which organizes the event.

“It’s always wall-to-wall people,” Nix says. “It’s exciting because it draws such a varied crowd. You see every age group represented. It’s music that everybody can relate to.”

This month, the event will feature live music by Pat Cronley & Friends. Joining Cronley will be Dave Bennett, a Metro Detroit-based clarinetist who has built up quite a large following in Genesee County.

Other musicians to have performed during JazzWalk – which brings performers to different venues throughout downtown Flint – include Beni Schlater and the Corey Glover Trio.

Tomorrow’s event will take place from 5-7:30 p.m. at 621 W. Court St., Flint.

For more information, or if you represent a business interested in participating in a future JazzWalk, call the Greater Flint Arts Council at 810-238-2787.

BONUS: Think the saxophone is just for jazz? Expand your horizons Friday, Dec. 18 at the Flint Institute of Music. There, Flint School of Performing Arts faculty member Jeff Price will use the instrument to perform “early French works based on opera as well as three concertos in three distinctly different styles: early 20th Century French, late Russian Romanticism and late 20th Century French.”

The free concert will kick off at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. For more info, click here.

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