On the last Saturday in April, with just three months to go before the Cambridge Jazz Festival, a warm up event organized by CJF Board Members Richie Thorne and Jamme Chandler was held at Thelonious Monkfish in Central Square. The mini-concert featured virtuoso jazz pianist Yoko Miwa and her trio, and attracted a lively audience of volunteers and sponsors of the Cambridge Jazz Festival, as well as the entire CJF Board.

CJF Executive Director Larry Ward summed up the feeling of the event ,“you can just see how happy this live jazz is making all these people, and you can feel the excitement starting to build for the main event on July 26th”.  Co-Founder Ron Savage announced that the performers for this year Cambridge Jazz Festival have been contacted and lined up. They will soon be confirmed and will be displayed on the CJF web site.