Bugnon has been a prolific, energetic force on the contemporary music scene for almost three decades. A renowned musician, composer and bandleader, Bugnon hails from the picturesque town of Caux, Switzerland – four miles above Montreux, site of the world famous Jazz Festival.
Bugnon left Montreux to continue his training at the Paris Conservatory before landing in Boston to study at the Berklee School of Music. It was here in the U.S. that his exposure to a diversity of musical styles, from R&B to gospel, jazz and funk, began to shape and influence his personal sound. Shortly after moving to New York City, Bugnon began touring with almost every R&B artist, such as Melba Moore, Freddie Jackson, Patti Austin, James Ingram and Glenn Jones to name a few.
Meadows started playing tenor sax in high school, and then migrated to soprano sax. After studying jazz at Rippowam High School in Stamford, Conn., with Anthony Truglia, Meadows attended Berklee College of Music. There he majored in arranging and composition. He later went to the SUNY Purchase School for the Arts.
During his college years, he played in several bands including disco, R&B and various jazz ensembles. He earned his break while playing his horn in Grand Central Station. His sound caught the ear of composer Jay Chattaway who signed Meadows to his record label and introduced him to jazz great, Bob James. Meadows went on to perform with Eartha Kitt, Brook Benton and the Temptations before launching his solo career in 1990.
Great Food. Great Music. Great Fun. All on a Great Lake!
The 2021 HarborPark Jazz Rhythm & Blues festival returns to Kenosha’s Celebration Place with a dynamic jazz duo.
Internationally acclaimed Pianist Alex Bugnon and Saxophonist Marion Meadows will both perform at Kenosha’s most festive lakefront music event on Saturday August 21st. Gates open at 12:30 p.m. The festival kicks off at 1:30pm with the popular “Cooking Studio”, an interactive cooking demonstration.
KUSD High School Summer Strings
The KUSD High School Summer Strings are a district-wide string ensemble including 9-12th grade violins, violas, cellos, bass from Bradford, Indian Trail, Tremper, and Harborside high schools. Look forward to movie favorites, Americana, fiddle and more on as we open for the Harbor Park Jazz Festival on Saturday, August 21!
John Primer & the Real Deal Blues Band
Blues – 5pm
John Primer is a Chicago Blues Hall of Fame Artist. He has 2 Grammy nominations as well as played guitar on Pinetop Perkins’ Grammy award winning CD, Joined at the Hip. He won a Blues Music Award in 2021 & 2016 for Traditional Blues Male Artist and one for Traditional Blues Album in 2012 with The Chicago Blues, A Living History Band. He has 2 Lifetime Achievement Awards and in 2018 John was given the “Muddy Award” for being a Traditional Blues Icon by the Jus’ Blues Foundation in MS. John is one of the very last traditional blues artists with original Mississippi roots. He was taught by the founding father’s of the blues, the “old way” (some say the “right way”). We need to cherish his blues innovative history and celebrate his amazing music!
Alex Bugnon & Marion Meadows
Jazz – 7pm
Alex Bugnon has been a prolific, energetic force on the contemporary music scene for almost three decades. A renowned musician, composer and bandleader, Bugnon hails from the picturesque town of Caux, Switzerland – four miles above Montreux, site of the world famous Jazz Festival.
Marion Meadows has played in several bands including disco, R&B and various jazz ensembles. He earned his break while playing his horn in Grand Central Station. His sound caught the ear of composer Jay Chattaway who signed Meadows to his record label and introduced him to jazz great, Bob James. Meadows went on to perform with Eartha Kitt, Brook Benton and the Temptations before launching his solo career in 1990.
Purchase Tickets to HarborPark Jazz, Rhythm & Blues Festival
August 21, 2021
Celebration Place – Kenosha, WI
Gates Open @ 12:30pm
VIP Lounge tickets include concert admission food w/ complementary beer, wine, soda and water.
Sell your food, merchandise & services to nearly 2,000 festival attendees from Southeast Wisconsin and Northern Illinois!
If you would like to participate as a vendor at the 2021 HarborPark Jazz, Rhythm & Blues Festival, please complete and send a vendor registration form, along with your payment to the address below. Upon receipt of your completed vendor registration form and payment, we will send a confirmation letter, copy of the signed contract and 2 vendor admission festival passes, along with specific instructions.
All vendor forms and payments are due by Friday, August 6, 2021.
Please make checks payable to The Mary Lou & Arthur F. Mahone Fund and send to:
Attn: Karen Kaiser
Kenosha Community Foundation,
600 52nd Street, Suite 110
Kenosha, WI 53140
For questions and additional information: firstname.lastname@example.org
For the past 16 years the HarborPark Jazz, Rhythm & Blues Festival has provided a wonderfully diverse mixture of music and has attracted visitors from Milwaukee, Chicagoland and beyond to the scenic Celebration Place of Kenosha. In previous years, the festival has welcomed various national and regional jazz artists including Ramsey Lewis, Nick Colionne, Len Rainey and the Midnight Players, Spyro Gyra, Nelson Rangell, Euge Groove, Eric Marienthal, and David Benoit.
“We’ve been attending HarborPark Jazz since the start of the festival. We love the family-friendly environment, along with the great lineup of local and nationally known musicians. We look forward this festival every year!”
In addition to listening to quality music throughout the day, patrons are able to purchase raffle tickets for the 50/50 raffle, play in our wine pull, and enjoy a seat in the popular “Cooking Studio,” which kicks-off the festival fun each year. The Cooking Studio provides gourmet foodies and aspiring cooks a gorgeous lakefront atmosphere to learn the tricks of the trade during an interactive cooking demonstration.
“It’s always a great time bringing friends and family to the HarborPark Jazz Festival. The Lakefront is absolutely beautiful, the ease of parking and of course – listening to the great music while tasting various types of food is the highlight!”
The HarborPark Jazz, Rhythm & Blues Festival is a fundraiser produced by the volunteer efforts of the Mary Lou & Arthur F. Mahone Fund and all proceeds support the CEO mentoring program, where our overarching goal continues to focus on academic achievement, college readiness career success, and service to others while reducing the financial barriers impacting access and affordability for our first-generation students.