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Great Bend native returns to Jazz Festival

The Kansas City Youth Jazz Reno Band, pictured here, will perform at the Great Bend Jazz Festival on Saturday. KCYJ will also bring its “11:30 Combo,” and the Friends University Jazz Ensemble and Vocal Jazz Ensemble will perform.

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The building blocks for a successful musical career were laid in Great Bend, according to Linda Richter Brady with Kansas City Youth Jazz. Brady will return to her hometown this weekend for the 17th Great Bend Jazz Festival.

The festival will feature the KCYJ’s Reno Band, the Friends University Jazz Ensemble and the FU Vocal Jazz Ensemble. It all takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the Crest Theater, 1905 Lakin Ave. Tickets are $10 at the door for adults, $5 for students. Doors open at 7 p.m., and while people are being seated from 7-7:30 ...

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