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Brea Jazz Fest Brings Community Together

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Inside Brea: Brea Jazz Fest Brings Community Together, page 14.

    By Carolyn Campbell


        One week and counting, we are just days away from the 11th Annual Brea Jazz Festival, one of the most anticipated events in the city. This year, while I was working at Brea Downtown as an independent marketing consultant, I contacted Inside Brea, a community publication, to do a feature story about the history of the Brea Jazz Festival.

          Unless you were somehow involved since its inception, you probably would not know the history behind the festival. And in digging up the past, it was interesting to learn about its beginnings. Although there have been many community volunteers and people associated with the Brea Jazz Festival, my story focuses on three individuals: Sarah Garfinkel, Garry Hobday, and Cande Avila. Sarah who helped develop the festival in 2003, along with long-term volunteers: Garry Hobday, master of ceremonies, Cande Avila, lead volunteer and jazz promoter, who was contracted for this year’s festival. Together their roles in the Brea Jazz Festival share the passion and enthusiasm, which has produced longstanding results.

            Please enjoy reading Inside Brea’s cover story: Brea Jazz Fest: Bringing Together the Community.
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"Thank you" for visiting Beautiful Brea Old & New (BBON). First & foremost, I am a proud mother & wife. I am also a well-rounded independent contractor. But you can call me an enthusiastic cheerleader, supporting wholeheartedly the City of Brea --a charming town with character & innovation, turning 100 years old in 2017!

  • Carolyn Campbell

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