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Bring the family to enjoy an evening in the Garden. The Shark Reef Cafe will be cooking up delicious food for the perfect picnic on the grass and local bands will provide a dinner soundtrack. Kids can get their face painted and adults with an ID can order a drink from the variety of bars around the Garden. Plan for a relaxing time in one of the city’s most beautiful settings. 

Adored by audiences, Entourage Jazz (EJAZZ) has become a favorite of New Mexico jazz enthusiasts since 2009. EJAZZ has been named “Best of the City – Best Local Band” by Albuquerque the Magazine 2022, and “Albuquerque’s Best Jazz Band” by the Weekly Alibi Best of Burque Music Showcase 2019. The band also took top Alibi honors for “Best Performance” for their 2018 New Mexico Jazz Workshop “Jazz Under the Stars” Tribute to Bobby Darin & Frank Sinatra and “Best Album” for their recording, “Entourage Jazz Wishes You a Cool Yule.” A native of Louisiana, EJAZZ vocalist, Emerson Corley was awarded “Best Vocal Performance” by the 2019 and 2022 New Mexico Music Awards and the band also took top honors for “Best Instrumental” in 2016 and 2021. Entourage was also awarded “Top 5 Best of The City” 2021, 2020 and 2019 by Albuquerque the Magazine. The band starts as an intimate trio and expands to a big band, specializing in standards from the Great American Songbook.  EJAZZ features Vocalist, Emerson Corley, pianist Robert Muller; Lee Taylor, sax; Paul Gonzales, trumpet, Maren Hatch, bass and John Bartlit, drums.