33rd Annual Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland Cleveland, Ohio April 16-April 29, 2012 In the weeks leading up to the 33rd Annual Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland, the town was abuzz with rock 'n roll. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies were back in Cleveland--as they are now every third year--with the grand ceremony scheduled for the weekend before JazzFest. So with all the excited handwringing over a possible Guns N' Roses reunion (or an even more anticipated public brawl amongst the band members), there seemed little time to worry about jazz concerts. And for Clevelanders motoring beneath billboards touting popular stars m: Diana Krall and m: Aretha Franklin, there was little to shock their systems to the realization that an entire festival dedicated to jazz was just on the horizon...

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