Photos: Long Beach’s Uptown Jazz Festival returns live with a bang

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  • The Uptown Jazz Festival took spot successful Houghton Park Saturday August 21, 2021. Members of Paulie Cerra execute during the festival. (Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Uptown Jazz Festival took spot successful Houghton Park Saturday August 21, 2021. Members of Paulie Cerra execute during the festival. (Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Uptown Jazz Festival took spot successful Houghton Park Saturday August 21, 2021. Members of the radical Pastor Funk execute during the festival. (Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Uptown Jazz Festival took spot successful Houghton Park Saturday August 21, 2021. (Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Uptown Jazz Festival took spot successful Houghton Park Saturday August 21, 2021. (Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Uptown Jazz Festival took spot successful Houghton Park Saturday August 21, 2021. (Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Uptown Jazz Festival took spot successful Houghton Park Saturday August 21, 2021. Members of the radical Pastor Funk execute during the festival. (Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Uptown Jazz Festival took spot successful Houghton Park Saturday August 21, 2021. (Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Uptown Jazz Festival took spot successful Houghton Park Saturday August 21, 2021. (Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Uptown Jazz Festival took spot successful Houghton Park Saturday August 21, 2021. (Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Uptown Jazz Festival took spot successful Houghton Park Saturday August 21, 2021. Members of the radical Pastor Funk execute during the festival. (Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Uptown Jazz Festival took spot successful Houghton Park Saturday August 21, 2021. (Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Uptown Jazz Festival took spot successful Houghton Park Saturday August 21, 2021. (Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Uptown Jazz Festival took spot successful Houghton Park Saturday August 21, 2021. (Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Uptown Jazz Festival took spot successful Houghton Park Saturday August 21, 2021. Members of the radical Pastor Funk execute during the festival. (Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Uptown Jazz Festival took spot successful Houghton Park Saturday August 21, 2021. (Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Uptown Jazz Festival took spot successful Houghton Park Saturday August 21, 2021. Members of the radical Pastor Funk execute during the festival. (Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Uptown Jazz Festival took spot successful Houghton Park Saturday August 21, 2021. (Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Uptown Jazz Festival took spot successful Houghton Park Saturday August 21, 2021. (Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer)

North Long Beach kept the euphony flowing this play with the instrumentality of the yearly Uptown Jazz Festival. For 2 nights, residents person been invited to the escaped performance held astatine Houghton Park.

The festival was held virtually past twelvemonth owed to the coronavirus pandemic.

So with the microorganism inactive successful mind, Long Beach Vice Mayor Rex Richardson, who organizes the lawsuit — presented successful concern with Councilmembers Mary Zendejas and Roberto Uranga — settled connected “In This Together,” arsenic this year’s taxable successful a determination to beforehand a steadfast summertime surviving to residents.

The amusive kicked disconnected Friday, Aug. 20, with an all-white enactment featuring performances from Sy Smith, New Blues Revolution, Susie Hansen Latin Jazz Band, Tatiana Tate Quartet.

Saturday featured euphony crossed 2 stages, the main signifier and the Artesia artifact enactment stage, with a headliner show of nary different than Sheila E., the “The Queen Of Percussion.”

Artists acceptable to execute connected Day Two see North Long Beach-based R&B, funk and jazz radical DW3, who are regular performers astatine the festival, arsenic good arsenic aged schoolhouse funk set Biscuits & Gravy, Long Beach autochthonal blues and jazz vocalist Shy But Flyy and New Blues Revolution.

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