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Friday, Sept. 11, 2009

Kettle Moraine Jazz Festival

Tonight @ Riverside Park, West Bend, 5:15 p.m.

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Former Jefferson Starship cadet turned soft-jazz guitarist Craig Chaquico kicks off West Bend’s upscale Kettle Moraine Jazz Festival this evening, ahead of a 7:15 p.m. set from smooth jazz saxophonist Warren Hill and a 9:15 headlining performance from the contemporary jazz ensemble The Rippingtons. Saturday’s lineup veers from the smooth jazz template of Friday to feature Davina and The Vagabonds, a New Orleans-styled act, and three acts who take generous cues from R&B and funk music: Najee, Joyce Cooling and Walter Beasley.