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Jazz in Bloom Presents an Intimate Evening with Ed Thomas and Mark Hampton

October 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cincinnati Art Museum

Jazz in Bloom
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Photo of Mark Hampton provided by Cincinnati Art Museum

Get cozy in floral beauty and jazz at Cincinnati Art Museum’s Jazz in Bloom!

Hometown favorite Ed “Sax” Thomas will perform along with Mark Hampton and The Jazz Experience.


Jazz in Bloom
Photo of Ed ‘Sax’ Thomas provided Cincinnati Art Museum

Imagine enjoying a lovely evening of delightful food and cocktails surrounded by beautiful flower arrangements. Well, your dream has come true with Cincinnati Art Museum’s Jazz in Bloom! Listen to Mark Hampton and The Jazz Experience and local famed saxophonist Ed Thomas perform right at the museum.


Tickets are $60 and must be purchased in advance online. Parking at Cincinnati Art Museum is FREE.
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About Ed Thomas
Ed “Sax” Thomas is an accomplished inspirational saxophonist, whose soul-stirring mixture of Gospel and Jazz sound has been delighting audiences in his hometown, Cincinnati, Ohio, and in other cities across the nation. He is a versatile musician with nearly 40 years of experience playing solo, with large Gospel choirs, and small jazz ensembles.


In 2004, Ed released his debut album, “In HIS Will”, which features a wonderful mixture of upbeat and smooth Jazz arrangements of Gospel classics and other well-known tunes. Old favorites such as “I Surrender All”, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”, and “His Eye Ed’s highly anticipated second album released in March 2016. He is excited to perform at Jazz in Bloom.


About Mark Hampton
Mark Hampton (the cousin of Jazz great Lionel Hampton) is being dubbed as one bass player who simply loves to play bass. His bass grooves are organically earthy and his music wraps itself around you. Although Mark has been away from the Jazz scene for 30 years he is somehow re-emerging at the top of his game with music that tells a story and gives jazz a conscience!

Mark is emerging as a highly influential artist who is capturing the heart of Jazz audiences. Mark is not your typical jazz musician. He understand that audiences just don’t come to hear you play, but they come to see you perform. With that, Mark connects with the audience every time and provides them with an experience they won’t soon forget!

Anyone who has listened to Mark’s music or experienced Mark’s concerts LIVE knows that they are in for quite an experience! Mark’s powerful, jazz/funk bass playing is upfront with the music – pushing boundaries and taking jazz to new levels. Mark, along with his incredible band of multi-generational musicians, gives the audience and unbelievable menu of music to enjoy.


Don’t miss the Art in Bloom event!

Starting Thursday, October 17, and ending Sunday, October 20, stroll the museum on your own an enjoy FREE Cincinnati Art Museum event, Art in Bloom. The event features floral arrangements inspired by the museum’s permanent collection. Creating a dialogue between fine art and floral beauty, over 80 arrangements from local garden clubs, professional designers, groups and individuals will be placed alongside selected paintings, ceramics and sculptures. 


Visitors can experience the floral displays for FREE during regular museum hours of 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Visit Cincinnati Art in Bloom for a list of adult and family events happening all weekend. 

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Cincinnati Art Museum
953 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45202 United States
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