Carson Jazz Festival brings the community together in harmony and melody – Daily Breeze

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  • Local officials present saxophonist Donald Hayes with a certificate of appreciation Saturday, October 1, 2022, during the End of Summer Jazz Festival at Anderson Park in Carson. Left to right Councilor Cedric Hicks, Mayor of Carson Lula Davis-Holmes, Hayes and Mayor Pro Tem Jawane Hilton. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

  • Bassist and singer/songwriter Julian Vaughn performs with his band...

    Bassist and singer-songwriter Julian Vaughn performs with his band on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at the End of Summer Jazz Festival at Anderson Park in Carson. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

  • Alicia Sutton of Los Angeles dances to the music of...

    Alicia Sutton of Los Angeles dances to the music on Saturday, October 1, 2022, at the End of Summer Jazz Festival at Anderson Park in Carson. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

  • Music fans fill Anderson Park on Saturday, October 1, 2022,...

    Music fans fill Anderson Park on Saturday, October 1, 2022 for the Carson End of Summer Jazz Festival. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

  • Tina Garland of the Inland Empire's Highland town swings...

    Tina Garland of the Highland Inland Empire town rocks to the beat on Saturday, October 1, 2022, at the End of Summer Jazz Festival at Anderson Park in Carson. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

  • A spectator walks through the exhibition area on Saturday, October 1....

    A spectator walks through the exhibit area Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, at the End of Summer Jazz Festival at Anderson Park in Carson. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

  • Music fans fill Anderson Park on Saturday, October 1, 2022,...

    Music fans fill Anderson Park on Saturday, October 1, 2022 for the Carson End of Summer Jazz Festival. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

  • Music fans fill Anderson Park on Saturday, October 1, 2022,...

    Music fans fill Anderson Park on Saturday, October 1, 2022 for the Carson End of Summer Jazz Festival. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

  • Music fans fill Anderson Park on Saturday, October 1, 2022,...

    Music fans fill Anderson Park on Saturday, October 1, 2022 for the Carson End of Summer Jazz Festival. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

  • Music fans fill Anderson Park on Saturday, October 1, 2022,...

    Music fans fill Anderson Park on Saturday, October 1, 2022 for the Carson End of Summer Jazz Festival. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

  • Saxophonist Donald Hayes performs on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at...

    Saxophonist Donald Hayes performs Saturday, October 1, 2022 at the End of Summer Jazz Festival at Anderson Park in Carson. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

  • The music draws people to the dance floor on Saturday,...

    Music brings people to the dance floor on Saturday, October 1, 2022, during the End of Summer Jazz Festival at Anderson Park in Carson. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

  • Megan Moses of Rancho Dominguez enjoys the music on Saturday,...

    Megan Moses of Rancho Dominguez enjoys the music Saturday, October 1, 2022, at the End of Summer Jazz Festival at Anderson Park in Carson. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

  • Saxophonist Donald Hayes performs with his jazz ensemble on Saturday,...

    Saxophonist Donald Hayes performs with his jazz ensemble on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at the End of Summer Jazz Festival at Anderson Park in Carson. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

  • The music draws people to the dance floor on Saturday,...

    Music brings people to the dance floor on Saturday, October 1, 2022, during the End of Summer Jazz Festival at Anderson Park in Carson. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

  • Bassist and singer/songwriter Julian Vaughn performs with his band...

    Bassist and singer-songwriter Julian Vaughn performs with his band on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at the End of Summer Jazz Festival at Anderson Park in Carson. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

  • The music draws people to the dance floor on Saturday,...

    Music brings people to the dance floor on Saturday, October 1, 2022, during the End of Summer Jazz Festival at Anderson Park in Carson. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

  • Spectators roam the exhibition and catering stands on Saturday, October 1...

    Spectators browse the exhibits and food stalls on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, at the End of Summer Jazz Festival at Anderson Park in Carson. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

  • Julian Vaughn plays bass guitar on Saturday, October 1...

    Julian Vaughn plays bass guitar Saturday, October 1, 2022 at the End of Summer Jazz Festival at Anderson Park in Carson. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

  • Spectators roam the exhibition and catering stands on Saturday, October 1...

    Spectators browse the exhibits and food stalls on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, at the End of Summer Jazz Festival at Anderson Park in Carson. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

  • Bassist and singer/songwriter Julian Vaughn performs with his band...

    Bassist and singer-songwriter Julian Vaughn performs with his band on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at the End of Summer Jazz Festival at Anderson Park in Carson. (Photo by Howard Freshman, Contributing Photographer)

Jazz lovers from across the South Bay and beyond flocked to Anderson Park in Carson on Saturday afternoon, October 1, to enjoy the stirring splendors of the city’s annual Jazz Festival.

The beloved community event has been around for more than 35 years, said Director of Community Services Mike Whittiker. And this year, its headliner was Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and bassist Gerald Albright.

Other featured artists included Julian Vaughn, saxophonist Donald Hayes, the Cal State Dominguez Hills Jazz Band and former Gap Band lead singer Gavyn Rhone.

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