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Hiroshima, Arturo Sandoval, Dominick Farinacci headline jazz Music Under the Canopy

Published on June 23rd, 2014 | by Joe Lawler

The third and final (for this year) Music Under the Canopy festival will be held Aug. 1-3 at Brenton Skating Plaza. This event will have a jazz focus. The headliners are  Hiroshima (Aug. 1), Arturo Sandoval (Aug. 2) and Dominick Farinacci (Aug. 3).

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The festival is being put on by the Downtown Community Alliance, along with Civic Music Association and Nationwide Insurance.

Hiroshima is an Asian-American jazz band that fuses traditional jazz with Japanese music. The group’s song “The Moon is a Window to Heaven” was featured in “Star Trek V.” Sandoval is a Cuban jazz trumpeter who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom last year. Farinaccio is a 31-year-old big band leader and trumpeter and winner of the “Disney New Star Award.”

Related: John Waite added as third Music Under the Canopy singer-songwriter headliner

Tickets are $30 in advance for Aug. 1, $40 for Aug. 2 and $30 for Aug. 3 or $85 in advance for all three days and are available through

Here’s the schedule of acts:

August 1

6 p.m. – Gates open

7 p.m. – World Port

8 p.m. – Parranderos Latin Combo

9 p.m. – Hiroshima

August 2

1 p.m. – Gates open

2 p.m. – TBA

3 p.m. – Chris Merz & The Very Happy Band

4:30 p.m. -Des Moines Big Band

6 p.m. – Patricia Barber

7 p.m. – Damani Phillips

9 p.m. – Arturo Sandoval

August 3

3 p.m. – Gates open

4 p.m. – Iowa Jazz Hall of Fame All Star Band

5:30 p.m. – Damani Phillips

6:30 p.m. – Dominick Farinacci

Related: Review: Jason Isbell at Music Under the Canopy

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