Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Something in the way she moves

Nothing better than summer swelter to bring out the groove


By JENNIFER LIEBRUM
Express Staff Writer

When Will Caldwell starts planning out what acts to sign for any of the three free concert series that he produces every summer—jazz, local talent and touring acts—he has the image of children and parents dancing.
    And then he applies his musical bend at that time to how to get those people and more swaying to the tunes in one of the al fresco venues.
    “I think people now really do think of Ketch’Em Alive as the official start of summer,” he mused recently. “It’s the time of year to get together with family and friends and dance. It’s heavy on the Latin flavor this year. It always comes down to what I like, and I love Latin music.”
    Town Square Tunes starts it all with Mia Edsall and the Rhythm Rangers on Thursday, June 20, at 6 p.m. in Ketchum’s Town Square. The hour and a half of music there is a showcase of bands known around the valley.
    Sundays, from 6-8 p.m. from June 23 to July 28 is Jazz in the Park, at Ketchum Rotary Park, across from the Wood River Y on Warm Springs Road. Caldwell is happy to report that Paul Tillotson will perform after taking time off for cancer treatment. Kevin Kirk’s Onomatopoeia will come over from Boise, and Sun Valley favorite the Brooks Hartell Trio will perform as well.
    And the grand dame of the series, Ketch’Em Alive, on Tuesdays from 7-9 p.m. at Forest Service Park, is a picnic-friendly, dance-hearty party launching June 25 and going through Aug. 20.
    Highlights include the crowd-pleasing B-Side Players, a Latin, funk, rock and jazz ensemble from Los Angeles. Earlier this spring, Paa Kows stopped traffic in Ketchum with an impromptu performance at Lefty’s Deck with its Afro-fusion. There will be reggae (“Latin’s cousin,” Caldwell said), outlaw country from Boston and a Santana cover band too.
    “There are three nights a week when you can get all this incredible music for free,” Caldwell said. “We put it on for very little money, and because I’m not taking any, that helps.”
    He noted that they are still fundraising for the jazz fest. Donors need not wait for the hat pass to support these efforts. To help, contact the city of Ketchum or Caldwell at willcaldwell@cox.net.




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