TOP SHELF | Saturday August 8th

We can't see you in person this year for our EOP’s Annual Ferrario Elmira Jazz Festival signature fundraising event, but you can still help us raise funds to purchase a much needed van for EOP's after school programs through Go Fund Me, then watch this year’s virtual event!

Paul Brown | Saturday August 8

Soul Jazz flautist, vocalist, and songwriter Ragan Whiteside's latest Billboard Top 15 single is “Reminiscing,” her fifth consecutive Billboard Top 15 hit. Whiteside is the first female flautist to hold the #1 spot on three major smooth jazz charts simultaneously. Her fifth album, Five Up Top, is due to be released in October.



MARCUS JOHNSON | Saturday, August 8th 

Saturday's Lineup 

Local favorite band, Top Shelf, plays everything from the jazz genre as well as 70s pop to current pop and funk. The band originated in 1983 and has been a Festival staple since 2012.

Guitarist Adam Hawley was named both Smooth Jazz News and JazzTrax Debut Artist of the Year in 2016 and he has six #1 hits. Hawley's first two albums stormed up the charts in unprecedented fashion setting the stage for his third release, Escape. Hawley holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Southern California and currently teaches at Musician’s Institute, Chaffey College, and Saddleback College.
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Adam Hawley | Saturday, August 8th 

Ragan Whiteside | Saturday, August 8th 

Paul Brown’s four-decade journey through the worlds of pop, R&B and jazz is the modern day musical
equivalent of a “Renaissance Man.” A two-time Grammy winning urban jazz producer with over 60 #1 radio airplay hits, a drummer, guitartist, artist, and performer, Brown has released six albums, including three that hit the Top Ten on the Billboard Albums chart, scored countless hit singles, and has done thousands ofperformances across the US and internationally. His latest album is One Way Back.
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Keyboardist and Festival staple, Johnson has released more than fifteen Billboard charted CDs, and has the distinction of having his groundbreaking 2008 Billboard Top 20 Contemporary Jazz FLO (For the Love Of) Anthology, which consisted of three distinct CDs -- FLO Chill, FLO Romance and FLO Standards - all chart Top 10 on Billboard Contemporary Jazz Charts simultaneously. Ballads: In My Voice is his latest album.