10th Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival

Thursday, January 14, 2010
Photos by Vanessa Reusch, Mike Leckband and Paul Struck

Cherokee hosted its 10th Cherokee Jazz and Blues Festival from Jan. 8-10 this year, and a lot of great jazz, blues and rock musicians warmed the many attendees on a cold, cold weekend. Mark Pender of the Tonight Show Band was the headline entertainer at Saturday evening's concert at the Western Iowa Tech Conference Center, and his opening act was none other than the Cherokee Washington High School Jazz Band. Pender also popped in at several of the Pub Crawls which were held on Friday and Saturday nights.